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a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth
an object that is used to represent something else (usually a larger, philosophical and more important idea)
The direct addressing of a person, an inanimate entity, or an abstract quality as though it were present and listening.
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances
understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)
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