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Cacophony
Deliberate use of harsh letter sounds: “The clash and clang of steel jarred him awake.”
Catachresis
A hyperbolic metaphor, as in “Each word was a lightning bolt to his heart.”
Chiasmus
This is the reversal of grammatical order from one phrase to the next, exemplified in these two well-known quotes about evaluation: “Judge not, lest ye be judged” and “A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.”
Commoratio
Repetition of a point with different wording: “He’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! He’s expired and gone to meet his maker!” (etc., ad absurdum)
Dehortatio
Imperative advice about how not to act: “Do not look a gift horse in the mouth.”
Diacope
Repetition of one or more words after the interval of one or more other words: “People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.”
Diatyposis
Advice: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”
Distinctio
A definition or clarification of a term: “What we will be seeking . . . will be large, stable communities of like-minded people, which is to say relatives.”
Epanelepsis
Starting and ending a phrase, clause, or a sentence, or a passage, with the same word or phrase: “Nothing is worse than doing nothing.”
Epistrophe
The repetition of a word at the end of each phrase or clause: “I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”