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  1. omission of a word
    "Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."
  2. a 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
  3. a figure of speech which objects and animals are given human characteristics
    "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the stones into its boxing gloves."
  4. 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. anything that represents itself and stands for something else. usually a symbol is something concrete.
    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.

5 True/False questions

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


  2. synechdoche (form of metonymy)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.
    -My mother
    (by "butt" she meant all of me to wake up.)


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


  4. Tropea 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. catachresisa harsh metaphor involving the use of a word beyond its strict sphere
    "The moon was full. The moon was so bloated it was about to tip over. Imagine awakening to find the moon flat on its face on the bathroom floor, like the late Elvis Presley, poisoned by banana splits. It was a moon that could stir wild passions in a moo cow."
    "The only hunger you should have is for power. The only thirst: for revenge." - Lex Luthor