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Balanced Sentence
both halves of the sentences are equally important
Freight-Train
sentence consisting of three or more short independent clauses (joined by conjunctions)
Inverted
reversal of normal word order; the modifier or verb comes first
Parallel
two or more equal grammatical constructions close together
Periodic
main idea or central thought at the end of the sentence
Loose
main idea comes first
Anaphora
repetition at the beginning of a word, phrase, clause, or sentences
Asyndeton
commas used with no conjunctions to separate a serious of words
Polysyndeton
conjunctions with no commas used to separate a serious of words
Chiasmus
Arrangement of repeated thoughts in the patter of XYYX
Negative-Positive
sentence beginning with what's untrue and ending with what's true
Tricolon
sentence consistingthree parts of equal importance and length