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Figures of speech: Omission
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There is a family of figures of speech where a key element is Omission,
often with the attention of gaining attention or emphasizing importance. Here they are:
- Anapodoton: Suggesting something that is never said.
- Apcope: Omitting letters from the end of a word.
- Aphaeresis: Removing letters from the
start of a word.
- Aposiopesis: Not completing a sentence.
- Cataphora: Using a word to refer to a word used later.
- Ellipsis: omission of words that would make a sentence explicit.
- Hypocatastasis: Implied comparison.
- Paralipsis: Emphasis by obvious omission.
- Parisology: Deliberate use of ambiguous words.
- Praeteritio: Mentioning something that is
against the rules.
- Polysyndeton: Repeating conjunctions.
- Synaloepha: Omitting one vowel to combine two words.
- Syncope: Shortening word by omitting middle segment.