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the use of words whose pronunciation imitates the sound the word describes
a short, informal reference to a famous person or event
substitutes for a particular attribute the name of a famous person recognized for that attribute
repeats the last word of one phrase, clause, or sentence at or very near the beginning of the next
the repetition of the same word or words at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or sentences
expresses doubt about an idea or conclusion
the recurrence of initial consonant sounds
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
an adjective or adjective phrase appropriately qualifying a subject (noun) by naming a key or important characteristic of the subject
establishes a clear, contrasting relationship between two ideas by joining them together or juxtaposing them
consists of raising one or more questions and then proceeding to answer them
a paradox reduced to two words
might be called 'reverse parallelism'
using more words than required to express an idea
asserts or emphasizes something by pointedly seeming to pass over, ignore, or deny it
an extravagant, implied metaphor using words in an alien or unusual way
a particular form of understatement, is generated by denying the opposite or contrary of the word which otherwise would be used

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