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Alliteration

Repetition of the as, sound beginning several words in sequence

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Allusion

Brief reference to a person, event, or place, al or fictitious or to a work of art

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Anaphora

Repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive, phrases, clauses, or lines

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antimetabole

Repetition of words in reverse order

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Antithesis

Opposition or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction

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Archaic diction

Old fashioned or outdated choice of words

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Asyndeton

Omission of conjunctions between coordinate phrases, clauses, or lines

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Cumulative sentence

Sentence that completes the main idea at the beginning of the sentence, and then builds and adds on.

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Hortative sentence

Sentence that exhorts, advises, calls to action

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Imperative sentence

Sentence used to command, enjoin, implore, or entreat

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Inversion

Inverted order of words in a sentence variant of the subject verb object order

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Juxtaposition

Placement of two things closely together to emphasize comparisons or contrasts

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Metaphor

Figure of speech that says one thing is another in order to explain by comparison

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Metonymy

Using a feature to represent the whole

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Oxymoron

Paradoxical juxtaposition of words that seem to contradict one another

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Parallelism

Similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses

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Periodic sentence

Sentence whose main clause is withheld until the end

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Personification

Attribution of lifelike quality to an inanimate object or idea

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Rhetorical question

Figure of speech in the form of a question posed for rhetorical effect rather than for the purpose of getting an answer

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Zeugma

Using two different words in as grammatically similar way but producing different, often incongruous meanings