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What The Ffigsos?

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accismus

accumulation

adnomination

adynaton

allegory

alliteration

allusion

ambiguity

anacoenosis

anacoluthon

anadiplosis

analogy

anaphora

anapodoton

anastrophe

antanaclasis

anthimeria

anthropomorphism

anticlimax

antimetabole

antiphrasis

antirrhesis

antistasis

antistrophe

antithesis

antonomasia

aphorism

aphorismus

apologia

apophasis

aporia

aposiopesis

apostrophe

apposition

appositive

archaism

assonance

asteismus

asterismos

asyndeton

auxesis

bathos

burlesque metaphor

cacophany

catachresis

cataphora

categoria

chiasmus

circumlocution

classification

cliché

climax

commiseration

commoratio

conduplicatio

congeries

consonance

conversion

correctio

dehortatio

denominatio

diatyposis

dirimens copulatio

distinctio

double negative

dubitatio

dysphemism

dystmesis

ekphrasis

elision

ellipsis

gapping

emordnilaps

enallage

encomium

enjambment

enthymeme

enumeratio

epanalepsis

epanodos

epanorthosis

epicrisis

epiplexis

epistrophe

epitrope

epizeuxis

erotema

erotesis

euphemism

euphony

exclamation

fractured definitions

grandiloquence

half rhyme

hendiadys

hendiatris

homeoptoton

homeoteleuton

homographs

homoioteleuton

homonyms

homophones

humour

hypallage

hyperbaton

hyperbole

hypocatastasis

hypophora

hypozeuxis

hysteron proteron

imperative sentence

innuendo

internal rhyme

invective

inversion

irony

isocolon

kataphora

kenning

litotes

malapropism

meiosis

merism

metalepsis

metaphor

metonymy

mimesis

neologism

non sequitur

occupatio

onomatopoeia

oxymoron

palindromes

par’hyponoian

parable

paradiastole

paradox

paralipsis

parallelism

paranomasia

paraprosdokian

parenthesis

parody

paroemion

parrhesia

pathetic fallacy

periphrasis

personification

pleonasm

polyptoton

polysyndeton

praeteritio

procatalepsis

proslepsis

prothesis

proverb

pun

rhetorical question

rhythm

satire

sensory detail imagery

sesquipedalianism

sibilance

simile

sine dicendo

snowclone

solecism

spoonerism

style

superlative

sweet tooth fairy

syllepsis

symploce

synathroesmus

syncatabasis

synchoresis

synchysis

syncope

synecdoche

synesis

synesthesia

synonymia

tautology

tmesis

tom swifties

transferred epithet

tricolon crescens

tricolon diminuens

truism

verbal paradox

zeugma

zoomorphism

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