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Allegory
To have a double-meaning
Allusion
A reference to another work
Synecdoche
A figure of speech in which the part stands for the whole, such as saying "give us this day our daily bread", but you mean more than that.
Apostrophe
An idea, a dead person, or an abstract quality is addressed as if it is present.
Euphemism
The substitution of a mild expression for a harsh one.
Hyberbole
An exageration
Connotation v. Denotation
Implied meaning v. Actual meaning
Pedantic
complicated words
Monosyllabic v. Polysyballic
One-syllable words v. words with many syllables
Euphonious v. cacaphonic
Sounds good v. sounds bad
Overstated v. understated
An exaggeration v. something not given enough credit (I'm a little thirsty when in the Sahara desert)
Colloquial
Particular to an age or group
Conceit
A witty or clever remark or idea--a few figures of speech put together
Alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the beginning of words or in stressed syllabes
Invective
speech or writing that is denuncitory
Epithet
an adj. or phrase expressing an attribute which is a characteristic of a person or thing (Chalky white, Long John)
Synathesia
The mixing of senses, the appeal to more than one sense, the response of several senses to the stimulation of one
Telegraphic sentence
Sentence shorter than five words.
Loose sentence
A sentence you can stop before the end and it still makes sense.
Periodic sentence
A sentence that does not make sense until you read the last word.
Anaphora
Deliberate repetition of a word, phrase or clause at the beginning of 2 or more sentences
Asyndeton
A series of words separated by commas, but with no conjunction
Polysyndeton
Items in a series using a conjunction to separate them.
Freight-train
Three or more short independent clauses joined by conjunctions. Can be separated by commas, periods, etc.
Cumulative
Sentence begins with the main idea, then adds detail
Ellipsis
A structure that leaves out something from a previous structure.
Inversion
Deviation from normal word order; Yoda-speak
Prallelism
Repetition and close proximity of equal grammatical structures