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Teeth or tails

Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail. — Proverb The persuasive element is selectional restriction violation as winter doesn’t literally have teeth or tails, therefore cannot bite or lash.  Even though, it’s not quite an anthropomorphism as the … Continue reading

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Savor a bad mood

I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood. — Bill Watterson The rhetorical device, or Greek figure, is syncrisis, because of the pattern of the close comparison through similarity with something else, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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