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aetiology
explanation of the origin of a term or practice (where Apollo's tree came from)
antithesis
opposition or contrast of words (covetous, generous)
aposiopesis
breaking off before teh close of the sentence
asyndeton
omission of conjunctions
litotes
understatement (often double negative)
metonymy
use of one thing to signify another (I sing of amrs and of a man)
pathetic fallacy
landscape mirrors the emotion of character
praeteritio
apparent omission by why a speaker pretends to pass by what he really emphasizes
recusatio
formal refusal to write on something or in a certain style (reason not meant seriously)
synecdoche
use of a part for the whole
transferred epithet
epithet transferred from word it strictly belongs to