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repetition of an initial consonant sound.

Alliteration

2

repetition of the same word.

Anaphora

3

the juxtaposition of contrasting ideas.

Antithesis

4

addressing a nonexistent or non-living thing

Apostrophe

5

repetition of the sound of vowels or diphthongs.

Assonance

6

reserve order of concepts and grammatical constructions.

Chiasmus

7

substitution of inoffensive terms for offensive ones.

Euphemism

8

exaggeration

Hyperbole

9

opposite meaning

Irony

10

affirmative expressed by the negative of its opposite.

Litotes

11

implied comparison of dissimilar objects.

Metaphor

12

a type of metaphor that compares disimialr objects using "like" and "as".

Simile

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subsitution of word by another closely associated word.

Metonymy

14

Pen is mightier than the sword.

Metonymy

15

formulation of word from a sound.

Onomatopoeia

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Yodel! Boom!

Onomatopoeia

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contradictory terms in conjunction.

Oxymoron

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Original Copy; Truthful Lie; Cruel Love

Oxymoron

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acceptable premises that lead to contradiction.

Paradox

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this sentence is a lie. You cannot read this sentence.

Paradox

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human qualities to non-human objects.

Personification

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The sun smiled upon us.

Personification

23

exploiting other possible meanings

Pun

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A racist's blood type is 2B-negative.

Pun

25

Part is used as a whole.

Synedoche

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He has memorized all the ABCs

Synedoche

27

The jar looks like an asteroid.

Simile

28

She is an angel in disguise.

Metaphor

29

It is not the best time to talk about.

Litotes

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"I respect life," said dooterte, a murder.

Irony