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In linguistics, scheme is a type of figure of speech that relies on the structure of the sentence, unlike the trope, which plays with the meanings of words.[1]

A single phrase may involve both a trope and a scheme, e.g., may use both alliteration and allegory.

Structures of balance

Changes in word order



See also


  1. ^  "Фигура, в поэтике и риторике" . Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (in Russian). 1906. (Scheme, in poetry end rhetorics)