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    Default What's the figure of speech here?

    Dear teachers,
    Please read the following sentence.

    I must confess that I always … those “as soon as my head touches the pillow” fellows.

    It is a pity that some words are omitted, I don't know what they are, but let's assume that it is " envy" .

    what's the figure of speech here?

    quotation? is it a figure of speech? Personaly I don't think so.

    what about synecdoche? metonymy? I am not sure.

    So, what's the figure of speech?

    Thanks a lot.



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    Default Re: What's the figure of speech here?

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    I'm not sure. How about hyperbaton, the rearrangement of normal word order? That's all it seems to me to be-- a postmodifying clause (minus its dependent conjunction, essentially) is fronted.
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