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allegory
a prolonged metaphor, a type of imagery involving the extended use of a person or object to represent some concept outside the literal text.
alliteration
deliberate repetition of sounds
anaphora
repetition of words or phrases for emphasis
assonance
repetition of a vowel or syllable sounds
asyndeton
omission of conjunctions where one or more would be expected in a series of words or phrases.
chiasmus
arrangement of words in an oppositional A B B A order.
Ellipsis
omission of one or more words necessary to the sense of a sentence, often a form of the word sum
enjambement
delay of the final word of the phrase or sentence to the beginning of the following verse to create suspense
synchesis
arrangement of words in A B A B
metaphor
implied comparison using one word for another
oxymoron
the juxtaposition of two opposing ideas
personification
a type of imagery by which human traits are attributed to plants, animals, or abstract ideas.
polysyndeton
use of a greater number of conjunctions than usual or necessary
simile
comparison using like or as
synecdoche
a type of metonymy in which a part is named in place of an entire object or a material in place of a thing made of that material or a name in place of a class
syncope
shortened form of a word
word picture
a type of imagery in which the words of a phrase are arranged in an order which visually suggests the image being described.