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why do schemes exist?
for rythem (pace) and emphysis
parallelism
using repititive gramatically similar structures to create and meaningful balance
antithesis
two directly opposed ideas
juxtaposition
placing items side by side for evaluation
paradox
self contradictory statement that provokes a reader to seek another context to find truth
oxymoron
contrary words put together to form an image
listing
list of examples or similar words
transition
linking words
ellipsis
words that are ommited but understood
asyndeton
purposeful ommision of a conjunction
appositive
phrase after noun that refers back and describes the noun
parenthesis
purposeful insterted parenthetical phrase or comment that breaks the rythem
polysendenton
purposeful insertion of extra conjunctions; functions to slow down rythem
anaphora
repition of same words at beginning of a sentence
epistrophe
repitition of same words at the end of a sentence
antimetabole
repitition of same words in succesive clauses in reverse gramatical order
andiplosis
last word/phrase/conjunction from the previous sentence becomes the first word/phrase/clause of the next sentence