After a long absence

Something I’ve learned today:
hyperbaton=figure of speech which involves separating words that naturally belong together for emphasis.
metalepsis=figure of speech which chains together references from other figures of speech or references a part of a figure of speech to make a point.
catachresis= can be either intentional or unintentional use of word that is radically different from its usual meaning; could also be a mixed metaphor.


I am an associate professor of English and writing center coordinator at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. I teach courses in composition, creative nonfiction, fundamentals of English, and peer tutoring.

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