35 Figures of Speech (Stylistic Devices) in English

What are stylistic devices?
In literature and writing, a figure of speech (also called stylistic device or rhetorical device) is the use of any of a variety of techniques to give an auxiliary meaning, idea, or feeling.

Sometimes a word diverges from its normal meaning, or a phrase has a specialized meaning not based on the literal meaning of the words in it. 
Examples are metaphor, simile, or personification. Stylistic devices often provide emphasis, freshness of expression, or clarity. Here is a list of some of the most important figures of speech, click the words to check the meaning and examples:

Stylistic Devices
1.       Accumulation
2.       Adjunction
3.       Adnomination
4.       Alliteration
5.       Allusion
6.       Anaphora
7.       Antanaclasis
8.       Anticlimax
9.       Antiphrasis
10.   Antithesis
11.   Apostrophe
12.   Assonance
13.   Cataphora
14.   Chiasmus
15.   Climax
16.   Dysphemism
17.   Ellipsis
18.   Euphemism
19.   Epigram
21.   Hyperbole
22.   Hypophora
23.   Irony
24.   Lilotes
25.   Oxymoron
27.   Puns
28.   Merism
29.   Metalepsis
30.   Metaphor
31.   Metonymy
32.   Simile
33.   Syncdoche
34.   Tautology


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