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Amplification
An expansion of detail to clarify a point: “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.”
Anacoluthon
A sudden break in a sentence’s grammatical structure: “So, then I pulled up to her house — are you still with me here?”
Anadiplosis
Repetition of words, especially located at the end of one phrase or clause and the beginning of the next: “I was at a loss for words, words that perhaps would have gotten me into even more trouble.”
Anaphora
Repetition of one or more words at the head of consecutive phrases, clauses, or sentences: “I came, I saw, I conquered.”
Anastrophe
Inversion of word order to mark emphasis: “Enter the forest primeval.”
Antanaclasis
Repetition of a word in a sentence in which a different meaning is applied each time: “If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired, with enthusiasm.”
Antanagoge
The contradiction of a negative comment with a positive one, as in “The car wouldn’t start this time, but it least it didn’t catch on fire.”
Antimetabole
Reversal of repeated words or phrases for effect: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.
Antiphrasis
Ironic use of a single word: “It was a cool 100 degrees in the shade.”
Antistrophe
Repetition of a word or phrase at the close of successive clauses: “You said he was late — true enough. You said he was not prepared — true enough. You said he did not defend his statements — true enough.”