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In between life and death

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. -Isaac Asimov The Greek figure and/or rhetorical device is paraprosdokian, due to the twist at the end. Also, notice the humor-making pattern of set the frame, set the pattern, … Continue reading

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Speed understander

I’m not a speed reader, I’m a speed understander. -Isaac Asimov The Greek figures and/or rhetorical devices is anaphora, for starting both thoughts with “I’m (not) a speed;” alloiosis for the “not this, this” comparison, and neologism cuz understander is … Continue reading

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