A figure of speech is figurative language in the form of a single word or phrase.

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'A word in your shell-like' drops the noun from the original noun phrase. Are there any similar constructs?

I first encountered this from the mouth of 'Rumpole of the Bailey', and I've since seen it in lots of places. But I can't dredge up any similar constructions, where the original adjective remains ...
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What is 'decreased activity' an example of?

People use decreased activity (for example) where decrease in activity would be more literally correct. For example, reasons for my decreased activity usually refers to reasons for a decrease, not to ...
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Is this an example of correctio?

I thought this would be better as a separate question. Here's the quote: Ariel (The Tempest): ‘The powers, delaying, not forgetting’ Correctio is: 'The amending of a statement just made by ...
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What do you call the use of a negative in order to emphasize?

In particular, I was looking at this quote: Adam (Paradise Lost): ‘nothing lovelier can be found / In woman, than to study household good’ Here's 'nothing' emphasizes 'lovelier'. Is there a term ...
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Is the phrase “my memories form into a mass of life” a metaphor?

The phrase "my memories form into a mass of life" belongs to a poem. Is it a metaphor or a personification? Could it be both?