comparison using like or as
comparison not using like or as
using one thing to stand in place of another
using a part of something to stand for the whole thing
substituting an epithet or title for a proper name
endowing non-human things with human traits
addressing an absent person or inanimate object
literary or historical reference
deliberately making a situation seem less serious than it is; writer expresses an affirmative by stating its opposite negatively
using a less offensive term for one more offensive
describing one sense impression by using words normally associated with another sense
a seemingly illogical or contradictory statement which upon further scrutiny offers truth and insight
a short, pithy paradox made up of two contrasting words slammed together
figure of speech using one word to modify two different words, with the words having different connotations (clever play on words)
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