The figure of Speech Anaphora Stylistic Devices – Anaphora Figure of Speech English Language What is anaphora? Anaphora is a stylistic device that consists of repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighboring clauses to give them emphasis. This rhetorical device is contrasted with epiphora, also called epistrophe, which consists of repeating words at…

Figures of Speech – Allusion What is an allusion? Allusion The act of alluding is to make indirect reference. It is a literary device, a figure of speech that quickly stimulates different ideas and associations using only a couple of words. Allusion relies on the reader being able to understand the allusion and being familiar…

Figures of Speech: Alliteration Alliteration What is an alliteration? Alliteration is the repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words. Alliteration draws attention to the phrase and is often used for emphasis.The initial consonant sound is usually repeated in two neighboring words although sometimes the repetition occurs also in words that are not neighbors. Examples: sweet smell…

Figures of Speech – Adnomination What is adnomination (Definition of Adnomination)? Adnomination is the repetition of words with a change in letter or sound. Definition of Adnomination Using some words in a Sentence which has similar sound in them. Moist, Hoist, etc Nobody, Nowhere, nothing, etc Somebody, Somewhere, somehow, etc Examples He is nobody from nowhere and he knows nothing. News…

Figures of Speech – Adjunction What is adjunction Adjunction is a figure of speech in which a word, phrase or clause is placed at the beginning or at the end of a sentence. Examples Fades physical beauty with disease or age. Either with disease or age physical beauty fades High the bird flew The bird…

Figures of Speech – Accumulation What is an accumulation? Accumulation is a figure of speech in which the arguments previously stated are presented again in a forceful manner. The word accumulation comes from Latin and it means mass, pile or heap. Examples of accumulation In the following examples, scattered arguments are gathered and presented together to make the point compact and…

Figures of Speech – Metalepsis What is metalepsis? Metalepsis is a figure of speech in which reference is made to something by means of another thing that is remotely related to it, either through a causal relationship, or through another figure of speech. Examples of metalepsis 1. Was this the face that launched a thousand ships…