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Alliteration

Deliberate repetition of consonants, especially at the beginning of words, to link ideas more closely

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Anaphora

Repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several clauses or sentences

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Antithesis

contrast between two items in one or successive sentences, often with sed, tamen

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Asyndeton

Omission of conjunctions

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Polysyndeton

Using more conjunctions than necessary

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Balanced expression

Similar words are used, sometimes linked with et

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Characterisation

Through dialogue, description of actions, word choice

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Ellipsis

The omission of word(s) necessary for the grammatical structure of a sentence (usually part of esse), for speed/vividness, especially in conversation

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Greek words in Latin

For dramatic effect

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Hyperbole

Deliberate exaggeration not intended to be taken literally

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Interrupted sentence

Main clause begins, a subordinate clause interrupts, main clause finishes

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Parallel structure

Repetition of a sentence pattern

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Rhetorical question

Question asked for effect, where no answer is expected

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(Ascending) tricolon

A series of three similar phrases or clauses, usually building in intensity

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Visual imagery

The creation of a mental image or likeness

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Word order

A change from what is expected alters the focus of the sentence