Figures of Speech

Continuously updated with my studies of figures of speech.

The Wikipedia list is very good, see links below.

The quote below from Wikipedia really explains what these are:

A figure of speech or rhetorical figure is a word or phrase that entails an intentional deviation from ordinary language use in order to produce a rhetorical effect.

Figures of speech in “classical western rhetoric” come in two types:

Verbum volitans

Using a word that everyone (the audience) is thinking about before it is uttered/encountered.