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alliteration
repeated consonant letters or sounds like
bigger brown box
anadiplosis
repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
He is a man of loyalty—loyalty always firm.
analogy
A comparison of two different things that are alike in some way (extended more than a metaphor or simile)
Each cell is like an automobile factory. The blah blah is like the conveyor belt. Blah blah is like the workers etc
anaphora
Repetition of a word or phrase in 2 or more sentences or clauses
e shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills"
anesis
When a word is added at the end of a statement that makes it less valid or powerful
antimetabole
When the same words or ideas are repeated in reverse order.
antithesis
When two contrasting ideas are intentionally juxtaposed.
aposiopesis
When the speaker stops abruptly without finishing the statement.
appositio
When two words are placed next to each other with one to clarify or describe the other
assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds with different consonants
asyndeton
When and or and other conjunctions are intentionally omitted in a string of words
catachresis
When an unusual or outlandish comparison is made between two things
climax
When words/ phrases are arranged in order of intensity or importance
conduplicatio
When words in a phrase are repeated at the beginning of another phrase sentence etc
diacope
When the same word or phrase is repeated with a word or phrase in between
distinctio
Phrase such as by x I mean is stated followed by an explination
enthymeme
an argument in which a premise or the conclusion is unexpressed
enumeratio
When the subject is divided into parts and described
epanalepsis
When a word or words begin and ends a phrase
epistrophe
repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
epitheton
When an adj is used to describe a person thing etc
bad omen
epizeuxis
When the same word is repeated with nothing in between
word word word
euphemismos
When something unpleasant is stated in a more acceptable way
exemplum
When an example is used to illustrate a point
expletive
When a word or phrase interrupts normal speech to emphasize the rest of the phrase
hyperbole
intentional exaggeration for rhetorical effect.
hypophora
When a speaker proposes and answers those same questions
metaphor
A comparison of two things
oxymoron
The combination of two contradictory words
paradox
A contradictory phrase that does evoke some truth
parallelism
Successive phrases with similar grammatic structure
personification
to give nonhuman attributes human characteristics
polysyndeton
an excessive use of conjunctions in close succession that may not be necessary
rhetorical question
A question whose answer is implied
scesis onomaton
The close repetition of different words with the same or similar meanings
sententia
When a wise or witty phrase is used to sum up a statement
simile
Comparison of two things using like or as
symploce
repetition of the first and last words over successive clauses.
synecdoche
When a word is used to stand for the whole of something
brought home the bacon