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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. a generic name for a figure of speech such as image, symbol, simile, and metaphor
  4. a 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
  5. 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."

5 True/False questions

  1. synesthesiaone kind of sensory stimulus evokes the subjective experience of another
    "We watched him unscrew the cap of his water bottle, bring the brim to his mouth, and tip back his head. We licked our lips and swallowed; our throats were cracked and dry. Watching him, we grew thirstier by the moment."

          

  2. extended 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. occupatioomission of a word
    "Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."
    (Plato)

          

  4. metaphora figure of speech that uses substitution
    "Detroit is still hard at work on an SUV that runs on rain forest trees and panda blood."
    (Conan O'Brien)
    Conan uses rain forest trees and panda blood as figures which represent rare, very rare fuels which will damage the environment

          

  5. metonymya figure of speech that uses substitution
    "Detroit is still hard at work on an SUV that runs on rain forest trees and panda blood."
    (Conan O'Brien)
    Conan uses rain forest trees and panda blood as figures which represent rare, very rare fuels which will damage the environment

          

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