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rhetorical device

How to sign: a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)

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Categories: device

Within this category: anacoluthia, repetition, anastrophe, antiphrasis, antithesis, antinomasia, apophasis, aposiopesis, apostrophe, catachresis, chiasmus, climax, conversion, ecphonesis, emphasis, enallage, epanorthosis, epiplexis, hendiadys, hypallage, hyperbaton, hypozeugma, hypozeuxis, hysteron proteron, litotes, onomatopoeia, paralepsis, paregmenon, polysyndeton, prolepsis, wellerism, trope

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