A drug called Charlie Sheen

I am on a drug, it’s called Charlie Sheen.

— Charlie Sheen

The rhetorical device and/or Greek figure used is anthimeria, where you take a word in one part of speech, like a noun (in this case, a proper noun) and make it a different part of speech, like a regular noun for something else; and metonymy, where the name of the chemical reactions of the drug is swapped out, entirely, with a thing called “Charlie Sheen,” to stand in for it.

Be sure to check out the Two and a Half Men post for another Charlie quote.

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