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  1. a form of understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite.
    "She did not lightly toss the ball to me. My nose bled for twenty minutes afterward."
    "He's not a bad dancer."
  2. a series of comparisons between two unlike objects
    ""I graduated from the University of Life. All right? I received a degree from the School of Hard Knocks. And our colors were black and blue, baby. I had office hours with the Dean of Bloody Noses. All right? I borrowed my class notes from Professor Knuckle Sandwich and his Teaching Assistant, Ms. Fat Lip Thon Nyun. That's the kind of school I went to for real, okay?" - Will Ferrell
  3. omission of a word
    "Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."
    (Plato)
  4. anything that represents itself and stands for something else. usually a symbol is something concrete.
    "Masks"
    She had blue skin.
    And so did he.
    He kept it hid
    And so did she.
    They searched for blue
    Their whole life through,
    Then passed right by -
    And never knew.
    --Shel Silverstein
    The masks the two children wear represent the front or facade people create, because they fear that they behave completely as themselves, they'll be judged negatively. The blue skin of the boy and the girl represent the beautiful, special qualities that they have in common, that are very different and therefore thought of as shameful.
  5. an assertion seemingly opposed to common sense, but that may yet have some truth in it
    "The closer we are to danger, the farther we are from harm. It's the last thing they'll expect."
    -Pippin, Lord of the Rings

5 True/False Questions

  1. occupatiothe rhetorical strategy of claiming the intent of silence on a subject and then naming the subject; often at length.
    Bear: Have you seen my hat?
    Rabbit: Of course I haven't seen a hat. Why would you think that I have a hat? I don't have a hat? I especially haven't seen a black hat with red trim that's a little too big for me, but just the right size for you that I saw you wearing last Thursday night at Beaver's party. ...Oops."
    Bear: ...Well if you see it, let me know.

          

  2. metaphora figure of speech that compares unlike objects; an implied comparison achieved through a figurative use of words; the word is used not in its literal sense, but in one analogous to it.
    "Love is but the licking of honey from thorns."
    "Life is a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get, and it doesn't last long for fat people."

          

  3. synechdoche (form of metonymy)a figure of speech using substitution in which a part signifies the whole, the whole signifies the part, or the name of the material stands for the thing itself.
    "WAKE YOUR BUTT UP!"
    -My mother
    (by "butt" she meant all of me to wake up.)

          

  4. metonymya figure of speech that compares unlike objects; an implied comparison achieved through a figurative use of words; the word is used not in its literal sense, but in one analogous to it.
    "Love is but the licking of honey from thorns."
    "Life is a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get, and it doesn't last long for fat people."

          

  5. catachresisa witty or ingenious thought; a diverting or highly fanciful idea, often stated in figurative language; usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects -- displays intellectual cleverness as a result of the unusual comparison being made

          

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