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Classification of Lexical Stylistic Devices

There are 3 groups of Lexical Stylistic Devices
1. The interaction of different types of lexical meaning.
a) dictionary and contextual (metaphor, metonymy, irony);
b) primary and derivative (zeugma and pun);
c) logical and emotive (epithet, oxymoron);
d) logical and nominative (autonomasia);

2. Intensification of a feature (simile, hyperbole, periphrasis).
3. Peculiar use of set expressions (cliches, proverbs, epigram, quotations).

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