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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."
    (Plato)
  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 series of comparisons between two unlike objects
    ""I graduated from the University of Life. All right? I received a degree from the School of Hard Knocks. And our colors were black and blue, baby. I had office hours with the Dean of Bloody Noses. All right? I borrowed my class notes from Professor Knuckle Sandwich and his Teaching Assistant, Ms. Fat Lip Thon Nyun. That's the kind of school I went to for real, okay?" - Will Ferrell
  4. anything that represents itself and stands for something else. usually a symbol is something concrete.
    "Masks"
    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. repetition of an idea in a different word, phrase or sentence
    "But wait. There's more! If you order this fabulous product right now, we'll send you this free gift!"
    ...gifts are always free, dummy

5 True/False questions

  1. occupatioa 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. synechdoche (form of metonymy)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. metonymya 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. 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. 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.