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
- Epanorthosis: In-sentence correction.
- Parrhesia: Boldness of speech.
- Synonymia: Repeating synonyms for
- Tricolon: Three components, increasing power.