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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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It’s better to have it

It is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. –Woodrow Call (actor Tommy Lee Jones) The Greek figure and/or rhetorical device is antimetabole, as the have-need-need-have creates an obvious ABBA pattern … Continue reading

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