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1) Anaphora - repeats a word or phrase in successive phrases - "If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh?”
2) Antithesis - makes a connection between two things - “That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
3) Hyperbole - an exaggeration - I have done this a thousand times
4) Metaphor - compares two things by stating one is the other - The eyes are the windows of the soul.
5) Parallelism - uses words or phrases with a similar structure - I went to the store, parked the car and bought a pizza.
6) Irony- what is expected and what actually occurs
7) Understatement - makes an idea less important that it really is - The hurricane disrupted traffic.
8) Rhetorical question- a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered
9) Oxymoron - a two word paradox, a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction - near miss, seriously funny
10) Imperative sentence- expresses direct commands or requests as a grammatical mood. These commands or requests tell the audience to act a certain way. It also may signal a prohibition, permission, or any other kind of exhortation.
11) Compound sentence- a sentence with more than one subject or predicate.
12) Personification- the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
13) Paradox- a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory.
14) Apostrophe- The superscript sign ( ' ) used to indicate the omission of a letter or letters from a word, the possessive case, or the plurals of numbers, letters, and abbreviations.
15) Parallel structure- parallelism is a balance of two or more similar words, phrases, or clauses. The application of parallelism in sentence construction can

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