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Aphaeresis
subtrating a syllable from the beginning of a word
'neath instead of beneath
Analepsis
Repetition at the end of a clause of the word that began the clause
Blood hath brought blood
Anaphora
repetition of the same word or groups of words at the beginnings of successive clauses
We shall fight, we shall win, and we shall celebrate.
Polytoton
repetition of words derived from the same root
No man is just who deals unjustly with another man
Proparalepsis
adding a syllable at the end of a word.
climature instead of climate
metonymy
Substitution of some attributive word for what is actually meant
He was addictedd to the bottle
Oxymoron
Two terms which are contradictory
To see you gives me such sweet pain.
Epenthesis
Adding a syllable in the middle of a word
Visitating instead of visiting
Climax
Repetition of words, phrases, or clauses in increasing importance
Let a man acknowledge obligations to his family, his country, and his god.
Epistrophe
repetition of the same word or group of words at the ends of successive clauses
When I was a child, I spoke like a child.
Antanaclasis
Repetition of a word in two senses
You'l only be right if you take a right.
Syncope
sybtracting a syllable from the middle of a word
prosprous instead of prosperous
Periphrasis
substitution of a descriptive word or phrase for a proper name or a quality associated with that name
Mr. Hyperion for Mr. Smithyman
Paralleism
similarity of structure in a pair of related words, phrases, or clauses
A teacher wants to teach, to please, to...
Anthimeria
substitution of one part of speech for another.
I'll unhair thy head.
Parenthesis
insertion that interrupts the normal clow of the sentence
He tried-who wouldn't-to...
Asyneton
deliberate omission of conjuctions
I came, I say, I conquered
Metaphor
an implied comparison
Apposition
placing elements side be side, the second modifying the first
John, deaf to all, would not answer
Alliteration
repetition of a consonant sound
It is unlawful to picket the premises for peace.
Simile
an explicit comparison
Synechdoche
a figure of speech in which a part stands for the whole
He aksed for her hand in marriage
Litotes
deliberate use of an understatement, not to decieve, but to enhance impressiveness.
It was a not unhappy crowd
Prosthesis
adding a syllable in front of a word
beloved, instead of loved
Metathesis
transposition of letters in a word
clapse instead of clasp
Assonance
repetition of words in successive clauses, in reverse grammatical order
one should eat to live, not live to eat.
Paranomasia
the sude of words alike in sound but different in meaning
It was foul to steat my foul.
Antisthecon
change of sound
wrang instead or wrong
Anadiplosis
repetition of the last word of one clause, at the beginning of the following clause
success prodces confidence, confidence relaxes industry
Apocope
subtracting a syllable from the end of a word
even instead of evening
Onomatopoeia
use of words whose sound echoes the sense
Over the cobbles he clattered and clashed
Hyperbole
the use of exaggerated terms for emphasis or heightened effect
Her grace could move mountains
Anastrphe
backward run the sentences
Antithesis
the juxtaposition of contrasting ideas in parallel form
many things difficult to design prove easy to perform
Ellipsis
deliberate omission of a word
and he to England
Syllepsis
the use of a word understood differently in relation to two or more other words
he lost his hat and his temper.