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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. the 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.
  4. 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.)
  5. one 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."

5 True/False questions

  1. Tautologyrepetition of an idea in a different word, phrase or sentence
    "But wait. There's more! If you order this fabulous product right now, we'll send you this free gift!"
    ...gifts are always free, dummy

          

  2. symbolismanything 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. ellipsisa 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."

          

  4. 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

          

  5. Tropea generic name for a figure of speech such as image, symbol, simile, and metaphor

          

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