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10 Cards in this Set

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Aphorism
Expresses a general truth - i.e. 'science is organized knowledge', or 'greed is permanent slavery'
Apostrophe
Addressing a dead person, someone not present, or an inanimate object as if it could reply
Enthymeme
any proposition consisting of Claim + Warrant
Euphemism
Substituting a word or phrase to be less offensive (BS for bullshit, perspire for sweat)
Euphomy
Pleasing sound
Cacophony
Harsh, unpleasant sound
Litotes
Understatement
Metonomy
Uses a figure of speech to stand for something larger ('the press' = the news media; 'the crown' = British royalty
Periodic Sentence
Sentence with the main idea at the end for emphasis
Synechdote
Part stands for the whole ('all hands on deck'