"Harried by day and haunted by night" is an example of what?
syllepsis (sometimes also referred to as zeugma)
"He stiffened his drink and his spine" is an example of what?
"If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm" is an example of what?
bandwagon (also known by the Latin term ad populum)
"If you are a true American, you should favor tariffs to protect the auto industry" is an example of which type of logical fallacy?
"Icy hot" and "bittersweet" are examples of what?
claim about value
Ian McEwan is an important contemporary novelist" is an example of what type of claim?
antistrophe (also known as epistrophe)
"In 1931, 10 years ago, Japan invaded Manchukuo-without warning. In 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia-without warning. In 1938, Hitler occupied Austria-without warning." This illustrates which figure of speech?
begging the phrase
"In the 2008 Super Bowl, the New York Giants were the team destined to end perfection" is an example of which type of logical fallacy?
"I'm not David Beckham, but I can play soccer" is an example of what?
"I won't mention your past indiscretions, the drug charges, or your bankruptcy, because I want to focus on the the trouble that your recent behavior has caused" is an example of what?
"I dribbled, I shot, I shot, I scored" is an example of what?
"How y'all doin'" is an example of what?
claim of fact
Hollywood's portrayal of black America is inaccurate and stereotypical" is an example of what type of claim
"He is an American citizen and is entitled to due process" is an example of what?
"His voice quivering and his palms sweating, he began his speech." The italicized words in the preceding sentence are an example of what?