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.
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.