Examples of Tropes: Substitutions


Substitution of one part of speech for another.

Example :

Hey, my checker reached the other side; king me.


Substitution of a descriptive word or phrase for a proper name or of a proper name for a quality associated with the name.

Example :

He was no Romeo; but then again, she was no Juliet.

I want to see that happy hall-of-famer hit three more round-trippers today

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Gideon O. Burton, Brigham Young University
Please cite "Silva Rhetoricae" (rhetoric.byu.edu)

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