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Alliteration
Repetition of sounds at the beginning of words
Anaphora
repetition of words or phrases in successive clauses
Apostrophe
breaking apart from story and addressing something or someone that will not respond.
Assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds in successive words
Chiasmus
arranging words in ABBA word order
Hiatus
break in the middle of a line, caused by vowel sound
hyperbole
an exaggeration for rhetorical effect
Hysteron Proteron
reversal of word order, usually putting important idea at the beginning, though out of chronological order
Litotes
double negative; used for emphasis
Metaphor
an implied comparison, usually a visual effect
Metonymy
when one word is used to imply a similar word; using a part of something to represent the whole being. Example: household god to represent home
onomatopoeia
a word which sounds like what it means; pipiabat meaning to chirp
oxymoron
juxtaposition of contradictory terms
simile
an explicit comparison between one thing and another
syncopation
cutting a word down in size in order to fit meter
synecdoche
a type of metonymy where a smaller part represents the entire object; wood representing ship
transferred epithet
application of an adjective to one noun when it properly belongs to another
ascending tricolon
3 phrases or clauses which increase in size, each one being more descriptive and intense than the previous