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Oxymoron Posted on 2011-01-11 12:25:51
An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms. Oxymorons appear in a variety of contexts, including inadvertent errors...
Funny letter closings Posted on 2011-02-10 10:39:32
Examples of letter endings that are funny or a bit unusual: * May the Force be with you, * Yours "til the cat meows, * Rock on,...
Euphemism Posted on 2011-01-11 10:48:35
A euphemism is a substitution for an expression that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the receiver, using instead an agreeable ...
Adverbs of purpose Posted on 2011-01-08 04:22:11
An adverb is a part of speech. It is any word that modifies any part of language other than a noun (modifiers of nouns are primarily adjecti...
Tautology Posted on 2011-01-11 10:54:09
a tautology is an unnecessary or unessential (and sometimes unintentional) repetition of meaning, using different and dissimilar words that ...
Allusion Posted on 2011-01-11 00:13:41
An allusion is a literary term that refers to a reference in one literary work to another literary work. One example. The Simpsons televis...
Metonymy Posted on 2011-01-11 12:11:24
Metonymy is a figure of speech used in rhetoric in which a thing or concept is not called by its own name, but by the name of something inti...
Salutations Posted on 2011-02-10 10:35:39
A salutation is a greeting, in particular a formal greeting used in a letter. Salutations usually take the form "Dear ...
Phrases Posted on 2011-04-28 01:06:22
A phrase is a group of two or more grammatically linked words without a subject and predicate -- a group of grammatically-linked words with ...
Palindrome Posted on 2011-01-11 10:56:28
A palindrome is a word, phrase, number or other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction (the adjustment of punct...
Arteries Posted on 2011-01-15 12:54:27
Arteries are blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart. All of which, with the exception of the pulmonary artery, carry oxygenated...
Pun or paronomasia Posted on 2011-01-11 12:20:43
The pun, or paronomasia, is a form of word play which suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar...
Jargon Posted on 2011-01-11 10:50:12
Jargon is a term used to describe words that are specific to a particular subject; which are incomprehensible to persons unacquainted with t...
Adverbs of time Posted on 2011-01-08 04:22:58
An adverb is a part of speech. It is any word that modifies any part of language other than a noun (modifiers of nouns are primarily adjecti...
Antonyms Posted on 2011-04-01 09:10:57
Antonyms are words which have opposite meanings. The words hot and cold are antonyms. So are up and down, and short and tall. A word can h...
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