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alliteration
-repetition of a consonant sound, usually at the beginning of successive words
anaphora
-repetition of the same word(s) at the beginning of successive clauses or phrases
asyndeton
-the omission of customary conjuctions between words or phrases
chiasmus
-an ABBA arrangement of words
ellipsis
-omission of a word that must be understood from context
hendiadys
-using two nouns to express one idea
hyperbole
-rhetorical exaggeration
monotony
-a class session with Mr. Rice
irony
-saying one thing and meaning something else
litotes
-a deliberate understatement or using two negatives to make a vague positive
metaphor
-implied comparison of two things
periodic sentence
-a long sentence in which the main idea is delayed until the end of the sentence
praeteritio
-claiming that a point will not be mentioned, but mentioning it anyway
rhetorical question
-a question to which no answer is expected
syncope
-dropping an unaccented syllable in the middle of a word
tricolon
-a grouping of three words or phrases at the summation of a point
antithesis
-a rhetorical balancing of two words or phrases for a sense of emphasis or contrast
simile
-a comparision using "like" or "as"
metonymy
-naming something by the part