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auxesis

magnifying the importance of something by referring it with a disproportionate name (calling a scratch a wound)

2

begging of the question

writer constructs an argument on an assumption that the audience does not accept

3

complex sentence

one independent clause, one or more dependent clause

4

epistrophe

repetition of the same last word or phrase

5

exordium

"web" meant to draw the audience in

6

heuristic

strategy or method for solving problems

7

hyperbaton

unusual or invented word order (Size matter not. Judge me by my size, do you?)

8

litotes

understatement

9

petitio principi

begging of the question

10

polyptoton/ scesis onomation

repetition of words that mean the same

11

prosopopoeia

personification

12

conduplicatio

repetition of a key word

13

symploce

two or more sentences with repetition of beginning and end

14

epizeuxis

series of repetition of words in quick succession (No, no, no life!)

15

aporia

doubts (real/fake) and asks audience; develop arguments on both side

16

metabasis

brief statement of what has been said and what will be said

17

metanoia

self correction

18

expletive

extra phrase, interupts syntax

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eponym

use the name of someone famous