Ageing is affected by the passage of time. To cure ageing - stop time!

I don't think this is irony, sarcasm or paradoxical but I'm sure there's a word to describe the "stop time" element.

What is it, please? Absurdity?

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    Truism: a ​statement that is so ​obviously ​true that it is ​almost not ​worth saying.
    – Joe Dark
    Oct 17, 2015 at 11:19
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    Thanks but, unfortunately, I don't think it's possible to stop time!
    – Martingo
    Oct 17, 2015 at 11:37
  • Also a truism ;)
    – Joe Dark
    Oct 17, 2015 at 11:46
  • Absurdity applies, or depending on how the rest of the context unfolds, perhaps only an attention-grabbing phrase that will turn out to mean something other than what it actually says: "Live longer. Stop time. Come to the relaxing beaches of Tahiti, a paradise where time seems to stand still."
    – TRomano
    Oct 17, 2015 at 13:54

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"Stopping time" is something that you can never do. It is one of (extravagant) exaggerations called hyperbole, which means:

Deliberate or unintentional overstatement, particularly extreme overstatement.

It can be also truism as Joe Dark mentioned, but I think it is closer to hyperbole.

You can read a lot of exmples in the link.

I will love you until the end of time. I'll love you till the ocean.

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