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Parallelism
Figure of balance identified by a similarity in the syntactical structure of a set of words in successive phrases, clauses, sentences; successive words, phrases, clauses with the same or very similar grammatical structure
Chiasmus
two corresponding pairs arranged not in parallels (a-b-a-b) but in inverted order (a-b-b-a); from shape of the Greek letter chi (X).
Climax
arrangement of words, phrases, or clauses in an order of ascending power. Often the last emphatic word in one phrase or clause is repeated as the first emphatic word of the next.
Antistrophe
repetition of the same word or phrase at the end of successive clauses.
Antithesis
opposition, or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction.
Anaphora
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses or lines.