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Similie
A rhetorical figure expressing comparison or likeness
Analogy
Partial agreement or resemblance between things somewhat different; similarity in certain aspects
Persiflage
A light, flippant style of conversation or writing; bater; raillery
Cliche
A stale, worn-out or stereotyped phrase, either written or spoken
Non sequitor
An inference, or conclusion, that does not follow from the facts as stated
Anti climax
A gradual or sudden decrease in the importance or impressiveness of what is said; the opposite of climax; a ludicrous or ridiculous drop in thought and expression, sometimes from the sublime to he ridiculous
Ambiguity
Vagueness; indefiniteness; uncertainty; an expression whose meaning can be taken in two or more ways
Epigram
A pithy saying in prose or verse that crystallizes a wise or witty thought
Euphemism
A pleasing expression used in place of one which is plainer or more accurate but which might be offensive, embarrassing, or in bad taste
Redundancy
Unnecessary repetition or the employment of more words than are necessary