Adynaton


Adynaton (a-dyn’-a-ton): A declaration of impossibility, usually in terms of an exaggerated comparison. Sometimes, the expression of the impossibility of expression.

Sure, he’s going to be elected President of the United States just like that bag of kitty litter is going to feed the hungry.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

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