language employing figures of speech which is language not to be taken literally
statement or situation containing apparently contradictory or incompatible elements
a situation or use of a language involving a discrepancy or incongruity
what is meant is the opposite of what is said
an incongruity between what is appropriate or expected and what actually occurs
the author implies a different meaning from the speaker or character ( the reader knows more than the character)
a comparison between unlike things; may be named or implied
an explicit comparison between unlike things using like or as
human attributes given to non-humans
something means more than what it is
a narrative or description with a second meaning beneath the surface
a/k/a Hyperbole - exaggeration used for truth
saying less than one means or with less force than required
a compact paradox in two successive words
( see Paradox)
one part or detail represents the whole
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