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a paradox reduced to two words
asserts or emphasizes something by pointedly seeming to pass over, ignore, or deny it
the thing chosen for the metaphorical image is closely associated with (but not an actual part of) the subject with which it is to be compared
the repetition of the same word or words at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or sentences
the recurrence of initial consonant sounds
might be called 'reverse parallelism'
a short, informal reference to a famous person or event
consists of raising one or more questions and then proceeding to answer them
using more words than required to express an idea
an extravagant, implied metaphor using words in an alien or unusual way
expresses doubt about an idea or conclusion
an adjective or adjective phrase appropriately qualifying a subject (noun) by naming a key or important characteristic of the subject
a particular form of understatement, is generated by denying the opposite or contrary of the word which otherwise would be used
the use of words whose pronunciation imitates the sound the word describes
substitutes for a particular attribute the name of a famous person recognized for that attribute
establishes a clear, contrasting relationship between two ideas by joining them together or juxtaposing them
repeats the last word of one phrase, clause, or sentence at or very near the beginning of the next

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