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epanophora

repetition of beginning words, clauses, or phrases

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antistrophe

repetition of ending words, clauses, or phrases

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interlacement

repetition of any combination of beginning & ending elements

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antithesis

contains opposites; i.e. so wrong it's right

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apostrophe

exclamation that addresses an absent third party or inanimate object

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interrogation

one question that acts as a summary of all points

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question & answer

a question to sum up each point individually

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maxim

advice from an elder

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reasoning by contrary

provides opposites to further understanding; formulaic

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homeoteleuton

near rhyme within & among phrases

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climax

advancing step by step

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correction

interjection for further explanation; i.e. "rather"

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indecision

providing multiple legitimate labels; i.e. "or should I say"

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paralipsis

you say you won't say something as you say it; i.e. "I won't repeat that…"

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disjunction

ending with a similar verb (parallel structure)

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conjunction

a verb in the middle of two clauses works to connect them

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reduplication

repetition of 1 or more word (aka transplacement)

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synonomy

repetition of synonyms

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reciprocal change

"do what you love, love what you do" etc

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surrender

claiming to give up, usually through self-deprications

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elimination

providing all options, but failing to choose one

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asyndeton

a list without connectives

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metonymy

calling something by the name of something associated with it

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hyperbole

extreme exaggeration

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synecdoche

reduction of a large idea to a symbolic representation

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frankness of speech

speaking out against someone who is more powerful

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vivid description

appealing directly to senses; i.e. especially gruesome description of war

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division

breaking up a complex problem

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accumulation

collecting all points together (conclusion)

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exemplification

citing something from the past and providing its source