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Metonymy

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Metonymy

phrase that stands in for another larger idea Ex. "the crown" represents the British government

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Hyperbole

purposeful exaggeration of a thing/idea helps emphasize impact/meaning

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Understatement

purposeful downplaying of a thing/idea helps emphasize impact/meaning

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Anaphora

repetition of the same word/phrase

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Ellipsis (...)

engage audience and/or create suspense

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Caesura

purposeful pause in writing (ex. line breaks, ellipses) shows foreshadowing or buildup to a climax

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Invective

highly critical language meant to express blame and/or offend audience

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Allusion

reference to a well-known idea/concept/work to prove a point connect to a sort of "common ancestor" to unite audience can be biblical, literary, historical, etc. helps with ethos/credibility of a piece

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Anecdote

short story/experience used to convey a meaning/lesson that connects back to topic

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Colloquial

casual/informal language allows the speaker to connect more with the audience uses collective voice vs. authoritative voice

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