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An inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
A figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
Conjoining contradictory terms
A statement that contradicts itself
The act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas, things, etc.
A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with "like" or "as")
Something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
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