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Schemes and Tropes
Schemes and tropes both have to do with using language in an unusual or "figured" way:
Trope: An artful deviation from the ordinary or principal signification of a word.
"I work like a slave" [trope: simile]
Categories of tropes and schemes.Click on a category to see specific figures of speech, or proceed directly to the tropes page or the schemes pages to see them all. To see other organizational methods for the figures of speech, click here.
Kinds of Tropes
Kinds of Schemes