Figures of speech: Falsehood
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There is a family of figures of speech where a key element is falsehood or
some form. Here they are:
- Accismus: Feigned refusal of that which is desired.
- Anangeon: Justification based on necessity.
- Antanagoge: Being positive about something negative.
- Aporia: Feigned doubt.
- Fictio: Attributing of human traits to creatures.
- Hypocorism: Use of pet names, diminutives, baby talk.
- Paradeigma: Listing examples to create generalization.
- Personification: Giving an object human characteristics.
Figures of speech: Reversal