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Asyndeton

Omission of conjunctions between coordinate phrases, clauses, or words; speeds up the flow of a sentence

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Oxymoron

A figure of speech wherein the author groups apparently contradictory terms (jumbo shrimp)

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Anaphora

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

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Juxtaposition

Placing two elements side by side to present a comparison or contrast; used for emphasis

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Diction

The author's choice of words that create tones, attitude, and style as well as meaning

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Inversion

The reversal of the normal order of words

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Polysyndeton

Deliberate use of many conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted

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Alliteration

The repetition of sounds at the beginning of words

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Synecdoche

Part as representative of the whole

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Antithesis

Opposition or contrast of ideas or words; the ideas are balanced by phrase, clause, or paragraphs

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Personification

The attribution of human qualities to a nonhuman or inanimate object

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Imperative sentence

Sentence used to command or enjoin

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Antimetabole

Repetition of words in reverse order

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Periodic sentence

Sentence whose main clause is withheld until the end

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Allusion

A reference to another work outside of the present work

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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, urges, entreats, implores, or calls to action

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Metaphor

A comparison of two unlike things, not using like or as

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Extended metaphor

A sustained comparison, often referred to as a conceit; developed throughout a piece of writing

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Parallelism

Similarity in structure and syntax in a series of related words, phrases, clauses, sentences, or paragraphs that develops balance

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Zeugma

Use of two different words in a grammatically similar way that produces different, often incongruous meanings; a type of a pun where one modifies two or more words, but for different meanings