Personification: Reference to abstractions or inanimate objects as though they had human [or animate] qualities or abilities. The English term for prosopopeia(pro-so-po-pe’-i-a)or ethopoeia (e-tho-po’-ia): the description and portrayal of a character (natural propensities, manners and affections, etc.).
Drones deal death from the bottom of the deck.
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Epexegesis (ep-ex-e-ge’-sis): When one interprets what one has just said. A kind of redefinition or self-interpretation (often signaled by constructions such as “that is to say. . .”).
A beehive’s drones’ sole function is to procreate, that is, they are genetically devoted to perpetuating their species. Their stingers have morphed into penises. They benignly target the Queen, mate, and make more bees.
Question: Why does the US call its remote-controlled killer aircraft “Drones”? Answer: because they’re drudges that fly and make a droning sound! But, their sole purpose is to serve King Death.
As a metonymy, calling a flying remote-controlled killing machine a drone is like calling a seat used for executing people an electric chair.
Consonance: The repetition of consonants in words stressed in the same place (but whose vowels differ). Also, a kind of inverted alliteration, in which final consonants, rather than initial or medial ones, repeat in nearby words. Consonance is more properly a term associated with modern poetics than with historical rhetorical terminology.
Sad dreaded bard speaks to my heart–his lamentation sifts through the ashes of my war-torn life–son gone, blood on the wall, twilight beckons, darkness calls. Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. How can I believe that God is just?