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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. a witty or ingenious thought; a diverting or highly fanciful idea, often stated in figurative language; usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects -- displays intellectual cleverness as a result of the unusual comparison being made
  4. omission of a word
    "Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."
    (Plato)
  5. a generic name for a figure of speech such as image, symbol, simile, and metaphor

5 True/False questions

  1. personificationthe 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.

          

  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.
    "WAKE YOUR BUTT UP!"
    -My mother
    (by "butt" she meant all of me to wake up.)

          

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

          

  4. symbolisma 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 witty or ingenious thought; a diverting or highly fanciful idea, often stated in figurative language; usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects -- displays intellectual cleverness as a result of the unusual comparison being made

          

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