Winter sass

Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.”

— Robert Byrne

The rhetorical figure, is snoclone. It’s a snoclone because it follows a familiar (yet elusive origin) pattern of “X is Y’s way of saying Z;” anthropomorphism due to the fact that winter is not a person capable of saying, well, anything; and prosopopoeia (also, an NLP “quotes” technique) given that the author is speaking through winter’s voice.

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