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Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech

Periodic Table of the What Are Figures of Speech? Figures of Speech Figures of speech are the fantastic little quirks in our language that make writing interesting. Typically divided into two types-tropes and schemes-figures of speech are structural and content-driven Behind the facade of any good writ is a figure of speech to complement it. stylistic choices that add character and Metaphor Simile clarity to the way readers interpret writing. 8. Sy My PÁ Pa Sp o What Are Tropes? Tropes are figures of speech that deviate Synecdoche Metonymy Personification Antanaclasis Paronomasia Syllepsis Onomatopoeia in some way from the literal or ordinary meaning of words and phrases. You've 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 An Ph H Au L Me Rq probably heard of things like metaphors and similes-these are two of the many Anthimeria Periphrasis Нуperbole Auxesis Litotes Meiosis Rhetorical Question tropes you have at your disposal to 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 enhance complexity, interest, and literary Ох Рx Pm As C Ae Pa Ap E Ay allusion to your writing. What Are Schemes? Irony Охутoron Paradox Parallelism Antithesis Climax Anastrophe Parenthesis Apposition Ellipsis Asyndeton Brachylogia Schemes are rhetorical adjustments to 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Al Ac Pt At Aa Ep Es Ad Cx Ab Ch writing that make text read more smoothly and even sound more persuasive. Schemes deal with the structure of your sentences Polysyndeton Alliteration Assonance Polyptoton Antanaclasis? Anaphora Epistrophe Epanalepsis Anadiplosis Climax? Antimetabole Chiasmus and where you position words and clauses. Tropes Schemes Substitutions Repetition 30. Alliteration: Repetition of consonants in two or more 10. Anthimeria: Substitution of one part of speech for another 11. Periphrasis: Circumlocution; use of a descriptive phrase or proper noun to stand for qualities of the phrase or noun words Why Should I Care? Reference Balance 31. Assonance: Repetition of similar vowel sounds 32. Polyptoton: Repetition of words derived from the same root 1. Metaphor: Reference of one thing to imply another 2. Simile: Explicit comparison of two unlike things 3. Synecdoche: A part is used for a whole or a whole is used fora part 4. Metonymy: Naming an object or concept to refer to another, related object or concept 5. Personification: Referencing inanimate objects with human-like qualities or abilitles 20. Parallelism: Similarity in structure between words and phrases 21. Antithesis: Juxtaposing two contradictory ideas 22. Climax: Ordering words and phrases in order of increasing importance If the purposes of writing are to engage your readers, help them understand, and 33. Antanaclasis: Repetition of a word used with more than one meaning Overstatement/Understatement 12. Hyperbole: Exaggeration for effect 13. Auxesis: Use of a term to describe something disproportionately less significant than the term implies 14. Litotes: Deliberate understatement 34. Anaphora: Repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses 35. Epistrophe: Repetition of the sameword or phrase at the end of successive clauses persuade them, then you need to know Word Order the tools at your disposal to be all three of 23. Anastrophe: Inversion of natural speaking word order 24. Parenthesis: Insertion of terms or phrases that interrupt the natural syntactical flow 25. Apposition: Addition of words to clarify or elaborate what came before 36. Epanalepsis: Repetition of a word at the end of a clause that was used at the beginning of the clause 37. Anadiplosis: Repetition of the last word of one clause at the beginning of the following clause 38. Climax: Repetition of anadiplosis at least three times, arranged so as to increase in importance each those things: engaging, compreshensible, 15. Meiosis: Use of a term to describe something disproportionately greater than the term implies Wordplay & Puns 6. Antanaclasis: Repetition of a word with two and persuasive. Beyond the basic ability different definitions Inversions 7. Paronomasia: Use of words similar in sound but different in meaning (punning) 8. Syllepsis: Use of the same word differently to modify two or more objects 9. Onomatopoeia: Forming a word to imitate a sound 16. Rhetorical Question: Asking a question for a purpose other Omission/Inclusion 26. Ellipsis: Omission of words implied by context 27. Asyndeton: Omission of conjunctions between clauses than to get an answer to use grammar correctly, the figures of 17. Irony: Use of terms to convey a meaning opposite of the terms' literal meaning time 39. Antimetabole: Repetition of words in successive clauses, but in reverse grammatical order 40. Chiasmus: Repetition of grammatical structures in reverse order in successive phrases or clauses speech are among your most valuable 18. Oxymoron: Placing two opposing terms side by side 19. Paradox: Contradictory phrase that contains some measure of truth 28. Brachylogia: Omission of conjunctions between a series of words tools to becoming a fantastic writer. 29. Polysyndeton: An overabundance of conjunctions TheVisualCommunicationGuy.com | 2014 Reference: http://rhetoric.byu.edu/figures/Schemes%20and%20Tropes.htm

Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech

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Looking for ways to become a better writer? Learn the figures of speech--the schemes and tropes of sentence and word construction--and you'll be on your way to being amazing. This periodic table chart...

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