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Heart to stomach this quote

I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach. -Upton Sunclair The Greek figure and/or rhetorical device is metonymy because it’s not really heart and stomach.  These organs are used as stand-ins for the … Continue reading

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All men are frauds

All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.  -H.L. Mencken The Greek figure and/or rhetorical device is autophasia (autophagia) because of the conflict that occurs. Quotes – Lies Quotes Click … Continue reading

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People want economy

People want economy and they will pay any price to get it. -Lee Iacocca The Greek figure and/or rhetorical device is autophasia (autophagia) because of the conflict that occurs. ExplainThisBS.blogspot.com & QuotesFamous.wordpress.com weren’t the source for this quote, but could have been? Click … Continue reading

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Fruit flies like

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. -Groucho Marx The Greek figures and/or rhetorical devices used are antistasis where you repeat, but switch the meaning of a word and isocolon where you match the rhythm of the … Continue reading

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Postcard surprises

A postcard was left on my car for a free one-day pass to a gym. I can’t wait to use it! To scrape bird crap off my window. -author unknown The Greek figure and/or rhetorical device is paraprosdokian because of … Continue reading

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