Flashcards in Figures of Speech Deck (27):
Repetition of similar sounds usually consonants at the beginning of consecutive words or words in close proximity
Direct address to absent or dead person or to an object quality or idea
Repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sequence of consecutive words or words and close proximity: "All day the wind breathes low and with mellower tone"
Clash of discordant were harsh sounds within a sentence or phrase
Two phrases in which the syntax is the same but the placement of words is reversed
An expression used so frequently it has lost it's expressive power
In formal expression or slaying especially in the context of more formal text
Use of decorous language to express vulgar or unpleasant ideas
Pleasing arrangement of sounds
Excessive overstatement or conscious exaggeration of fact
Common expression that has acquired a meaning different from its literal meaning
A form of understatement in which a statement is affirmed by negating its opposite: "he is not unfriendly "
Direct comparison: "life is but a walking shadow, a poor player"
A combination of direct comparisons that produces a confused or contradictory image: "a stitch in time gathers no moss"
Substitution of one term for another generally associated term
Words that sound like what they are: "pop, hiss, and boing "
Association of two directly contradictory terms in a single expression
A statement which seems absurd or contradictory on the surface but, on closer examination, expresses a deeper truth
The technique of drawing attention to something by claiming not to mention it
Use of similar grammatical structures, word order in two sentences or phrases, lines of poetry, or elements in a narrative to suggest a comparison or contrast
use of human characteristics to describe animals, things, or ideas
A play on words that exploits the similarity in sound between two words with distinctly different meanings
A question designed not to elicit a response, But instead to make an impact or call attention to something
A simple form of verbal irony designed to wound, used as expression of scorn
And indirect comparison between two things, using like or as
Confusion of the senses, using one kind of sensory experience to describe another