opposition or contrast of ideas
directly addresses an absent person or personified objects
omitting conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses (FANBOYS)
three periods (...)
inversion in the arrangement of common words
a type of reasoning in which one or more questions are asked and answered by the same writer/speaker
two or more parts of a sentence are identical in length, rhythm & structure
when two words, phrases & images are places close together for comparison
deliberate use of many conjunctions
word order, syntax, letter & sounds rather than meaning of words
evaluation of the choices an author makes: high, middle, low
series of three parallel words, phrases or clauses
many are called but few are chosen
O strangers of the future! O inconceivable being!
I can't believe she made me clean, wash, dry, fold, dispense.
sweet, she was.
how do we know this to be true? We have observed it in the lab.
the bigger they are, the harder they fall.
it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
they walked and played and ran and jumped.
I came, I saw, I conquered