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.