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Chiasmus
A reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country"
Litotes
Ironical understatement win which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary

"Not bad" as a way of saying "Good"
Diction
The choice and use of words and phrases in speech and writing
Syntax
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences
Irony
The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically of humorous or emphatic effect
Satire
The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices
Hyperbole
As extravagant statement or figure of speech, not intended to be taken literally, such as "To wait an eternity"
Understatement
the presentation of something being smaller or less good or important than it actually is
Denotation
the dictionary meaning of a word, in contrast to its figurative or associated meaning
Connotation
The secondary meaning of a word in addition to its direct meaning. "Home" can also mean a place of "Warmth, comfort and affection"
Chiasmus
A reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country"
Litotes
Ironical understatement win which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary

"Not bad" as a way of saying "Good"
Diction
The choice and use of words and phrases in speech and writing
Syntax
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences
Irony
The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically of humorous or emphatic effect
Satire
The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices
Hyperbole
As extravagant statement or figure of speech, not intended to be taken literally, such as "To wait an eternity"
Understatement
the presentation of something being smaller or less good or important than it actually is
Denotation
the dictionary meaning of a word, in contrast to its figurative or associated meaning
Connotation
The secondary meaning of a word in addition to its direct meaning. "Home" can also mean a place of "Warmth, comfort and affection"
Rhetorical Question
A question asked merely for effect with no answer expected. The answer may be obvious.
Allusion
An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it directly; an indirect or passing reference of something historically significant
Allegory
A story, poem or picture that can be interpreted as having a deeper, hidden meaning
Symbol
An object thats stands for or represents something abstract

Piggy's glasses represent intellect in The Lord of the Flies
Rhetoric
The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing
Pathos
A quality of speech that calls for an appeal to emotion
Ethos
Refers to the trustworthiness or credibility of the writer or speaker, conveyed through tone or style
Logos
A quality of speech that calls for an appeal to logic
Parallel Structure
Two or more words, phrases, or clauses that are similar in length and grammatical form
Tone
The author's attitude towards his own subject matter within a work of literature
Mood
The overall feeling that a work of literature evokes
Personification
To apply or imply lifelike characteristics to an inanimate object
Metaphor
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable
Simile
A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind by using words like "like"
Free Verse
A form of poetry that refrains from consistent meter patterns, rhyme or any other musical pattern
Slant Rhyme
A form of poetry in which either the vowels or the consonants of stressed syllables are identical
Anaphora
Repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more successive verses, clauses, or sentences.
Enjambment
The breaking of a syntactic unit (a phrase, clause, or sentence) by the end of a line or between two verses.

I am not prone to weeping, as our sex
Commonly are; the want of which vain dew
Perchance shall dry your pities; but I have
That honourable grief lodged here which burns
Worse than tears drown.