- the repitition of a word/phrase at the beginning of sucessive causes
- ex. We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end.
- a statement/preposition that, despite sound reasoning from acceptible source, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless/self-contradictionary
- ex. You can save money by spending it.
- an act of placing close togehter for comparision and contrast
- ex. playing the song "What a Wonder full World" while scenes of war and violence are going on
- the occurence of the same letter at the beginning of adjacent words
- ex. Dewdrops Dancing Down Daisies
- the formation of a word from a sound assiociated with what is named
- ex. Clink, clank, clunk, clatterCrash, bang, beep, buzzRing, rip, roar, retch
- a spoken or written account of connective events
- ex. The barber was cutting our hair, and our eyes were closed--as they are so likely to be. .
- an exchange of diverging/opposite views
- ex. debate
- a comprehensive description and explaination of an idea or theory
- ex. a word definition or speeches
a spoken/written description of a person/object/event
- the subtitiution of the name of an attribute for that of the thing meant
- ex. crown for royalty
- the placing of a sentence or one of its parts against another to which it is opposed to form a balanced contrast of ideas
- ex. Give me liberty or give me death.
a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument about the person buried at that site.
a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.
- an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally
- ex. to wait an eternity
- to state or represent less strongly or strikingly than the facts would bear out
- ex. Saying "We've had a little rain," when the neighborhood is flooded.
- a digression in the form of an address to someone not present, or to a personified object or idea
- ex. “O Death, where is thy sting?”
- a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special
- ex. ten sail for ten ships
- a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared
- ex. “she is like a rose.”
- the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimate objects or abstract notions
- ex. the lamp post seemed wry
- the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.
- ex. “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.”
- Similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses.
- ex. She tried to make her pastry fluffy, sweet, and delicate.
- the omission of one or more words, which must be supplied by the listener or reader
- ex. Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends