Mood-changing figures, calming figures, humor, and special effects.
The last-person-on-earth figure. It links a series of impossibilities as a form of hyperbole.
The watered-down charge. You cool off an angry statement, either before or after.
The last-word first-word repetition.
The I-don’t-know-how-to-say-this figure; an expression of doubt, real or feigned.
The rule that eats itself.
The unintentionally hilarious emotional appeal.
The physical description of a lover.
The figure of unintentional irony.
Alternative spelling of boehner; a figure of unintentional irony.
Mangled political syntax.
An act that can only be performed by its contrary.
Repeating words in different clauses to make a point.
dialogismus (die-ah-log-IS mus)
The one-person conversation.
The silly comparison.
The special effects of figures: vivid description that makes an audience believe it’s taking place before their very eyes.
Also see this.
The memorable summary.
The thanksgiving figure.
The feel-what-I’m-feeling appeal.
The storytelling example.
The figure of disbelief.
jeremiad (jer-e MI-ad)
Prophecy of doom; also called cataplexis.
An exclamation of desire.
The Chicken Little figure. It warns of impending doom.
The unexpected ending.
The use of synonyms to elaborate.
Description of an imaginary place.
The idiot savant figure, named after the immortal Yogi Berra. (Also spelled yogism.)