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    kynty69 is offline Newbie
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    ".............anti-European feeling was very bitter........." what figure of speech is this.

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    Tdol is offline Editor,
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    Re: hi

    I don't really think it is a figure of speech; we often use 'bitter' for feelings- bitter hatred, etc. The nearest I can come up with is synaesthesia, which is where words associated with one sense are used for another. You could argue that a word associated with taste is being used for an emotion, but I don't find this very convincing. Maybe someone else will have a different perspective.

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