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19 Cards in this Set

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metaphor
implied comparison btw 2 things of unlike nature
simile
explicit comp. btw 2 things of unlike nature
synecdoche
figure of speech in which a part stands for the whole
metonymy
substitution of some attributive/suggestive word for what is actually meant
antanaclasis
repetition of a word in 2 diff. senses
paronamasia
use of words alike in sound but diff meaning
syllepsis
use of word understood diff in relation to 2 or more other words
anthimeria
substitution of one part of speech for another
periphrasis
substitution of descriptive word or phrase for proper name
eponymy
proper name as adjective
personification
investing abstract objects with human qualities
hyperbole
exaggeration
litotes
deliberate use of understatement
rhetorical question
ask question, for no answer
irony
use of word to convey meaning opposite literal
onomatopoeia
use of words sounding like sound
oxymoron
two terms ordinarily contradictory
paradox
contradictory truthes
pun
play on words