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    Cool Figure of speech

    If someone says, "make like a sheep herder and get the flock out of here" what type of figure of speech is it?

    I believe "make like a tree and leave" is a pun, but what about the former?

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    Re: Figure of speech

    It's also a pun; a play on words.

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    Re: Figure of speech

    I understand the pun :make a tree and leave , but failed to find out the double entendre in the first sentence: I first thought it was simply a- not so pastoral- metaphor. my woolly mind needs an explanation !

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    Re: Figure of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by CHOMAT View Post
    I understand the pun :make a tree and leave , but failed to find out the double entendre in the first sentence: I first thought it was simply a- not so pastoral- metaphor. my woolly mind needs an explanation !
    "flock" sounds a lot like "fuck"

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    Re: Figure of speech

    I can see clearly now what the herder is said to do.. This is a pun playing on paronyms flock and f..k . This pun is then a paronomasia.

    is Birds of a feather f... together working likewise ? after the sheep, the birds..
    thanks for the clarification!

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