Is there a name for the literary technique in which some people act normally about a topic or situation, while others (possibly including the reader) are incredulous? For example, at the end of To ...
Depeche Mode's song, "I Promise You I Will," contains the following lines: I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say (I promise you) I know they don't sound the way I ...
Is there a literary/rhetorical term for the purposeful elision of the doer (human or otherwise) of an action in a sentence?
Especially with phrasing that implies the object of the action did the action to itself? For example, one might say "Looks like my gift to you went and threw itself in the trash." It's not always ...