Joannes Spauter [Ioannis Despauterius]
Syntaxis (Aberdoniae, 1623)
Spauter incorporated a section on figurative language within this grammatical text on syntax. He emphasizes the various grammatical rules and permutations governed by these various figures within his short grammatial treatise. He divides figures into three categories: Figures of spelling, speech, and construction.
Figures of Spelling (Figurae dictionis)
(These are metaplasms or "transformations")
Figures of Speech (figurae locutionis)
Figures of Construction (figurae constructionis)