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The Weirdest Figures of Speech

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These figures of speech have great influence in various writing styles. In time, they have earned a place of their own in the larger list of rhetoric figures.

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Try to remember this word! It will take you days.
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A lively description. More often than not, its name is weirder than its object of reference.
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The repetition of the last word of the previous close in the beginning of the following clause.
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Yoda talk, when word order gets scrambled.
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Bustrophedon Report Abuse
Not exactly a figure of speech, but it can be argued.
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Onomatopoeia Report Abuse
When sounds and noises become words. What can be better than this?
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Rhetorical question Report Abuse
Questions you ask, but don’t expect an answer. Good for just about any type of argumentation.
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Talking to something or someone who is not there. Extremely effective in prose.
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