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Figures of speech: Amplification

 

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There is a family of figures of speech where a key element is amplification, exaggeration or enlargement of some sort in some form. Here they are:

  • Adynaton: Exaggerated declaration of impossibility.
  • Ampliatio: Using a name where it is not defined.
  • Amplificatio: General enhancement of an argument.
  • Anabasis: Stepwise increase in emphasis.
  • Auxesis: Enhancement of importance.
  • Bdelygmia: Expression of contempt or hatred.
  • Climax: Words ordered in ascending power.
  • Correctio: Correction to revise meaning.
  • Epizeuxis: Repetition of a word with vehemence.
  • Hyperbole: Deliberate over-exaggeration.
  • Distinctio: Describing something by saying what it is not.
  • Dysphemism: Substituting a mild word with a stronger one.
  • Dystmesis: Inserting one word into the middle of another.
  • Enumeratio: Breaking down and detailing a subject.
  • Epanorthosis: In-sentence correction.
  • Parrhesia: Boldness of speech.
  • Synonymia: Repeating synonyms for amplification.
  • Tricolon: Three components, increasing power.

See also

Amplification principle

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