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  1. a 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."
  2. an assertion seemingly opposed to common sense, but that may yet have some truth in it
    "The closer we are to danger, the farther we are from harm. It's the last thing they'll expect."
    -Pippin, Lord of the Rings
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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."

5 True/False questions

  1. Conceita 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

          

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

          

  3. ellipsisa 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."

          

  4. Tautologya 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

          

  5. metaphora figure of speech that compares unlike objects; an implied comparison achieved through a figurative use of words; the word is used not in its literal sense, but in one analogous to it.
    "Love is but the licking of honey from thorns."
    "Life is a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get, and it doesn't last long for fat people."