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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 … Continue reading

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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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