figura retorica

DEFINITIONS OF: figura retorica

n a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)

Synonyms:
figura
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anacoluto
an abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another
ripetizione
the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
anastrofe
the reversal of the normal order of words
antitesi
the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance
esclamazione
an exclamatory rhetorical device
onomatopea
using words that imitate the sound they denote
occupazione, preterizione
suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted
anticipazione, prolessi
anticipating and answering objections in advance
figura, sospensione
language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
anafora
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
metafora, traslato
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
prosopopea
representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
sineddoche
substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
Type of:
accorgimento, espediente, invenzione, ritrovato
something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

n language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

Synonyms:
figura, sospensione
Types:
metafora, traslato
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
prosopopea
representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
sineddoche
substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
Type of:
figura
a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)