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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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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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This Cab…bad

This cab smells of desperation, cigarette smoke and last night’s bad decisions. -Author unknown The Greek figure and/or rhetorical device is paraprosdokian. Whollyrolee.blogspot.com has more examples, if you like treasure hunts. Click the tag below for more examples on this … Continue reading

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