Figures of speech: Reference
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There is a family of figures of speech where a key element is reference to
some other item. Here they are:
- Accismus: Feigned refusal of that which is desired.
- Adianoeta: Expression that has second, subtle meaning.
- Allusion: Indirect reference.
- Antiptosis: Two logical, but contradicting, arguments.
- Apophasis: Talking about something without
- Apostrophe: An 'aside', to others.
- Illeism: Referring to oneself in the third person.
- Merism: Combining words for meaning beyond normal combination.
- Praeteritio: Mentioning something that is
against the rules.