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    figure of speech

    I cannot recollect what figure of speech is "silken colour".
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    Re: figure of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I cannot recollect what figure of speech is "silken colour".
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    Is it a figure of speech? It seems to have the literal meaning of "the colour of silk". Do you have other examples; or what is the figurative content that needs explaining?


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    Part of speech? Maybe that is what the OP meant.

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    Re: figure of speech

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    Is it a figure of speech? It seems to have the literal meaning of "the colour of silk".
    Well, for example, a silk scarf is made of silk, whereas a silken scarf is as soft as silk, feels like silk. One cannot feel a color though, which means that silken color is metaphorical.

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    Well, for example, a silk scarf is made of silk, whereas a silken scarf is as soft as silk, feels like silk. One cannot feel a color though, which means that silken color is metaphorical.
    If that's what the OP means, the term is synesthesia
    "cross-sensory metaphors (e.g., "loud shirt," "bitter wind" or "prickly laugh") "

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    Re: figure of speech

    Isn't the analogy with wood/ wooden the one that applies here? That is, silken might also be made of silk.

    I think he's talking about synaesthesia too, unless he means in a physical sense that the colour of a fabric is literally shimmering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Isn't the analogy with wood/ wooden the one that applies here? That is, silken might also be made of silk.

    I think he's talking about synaesthesia too, unless he means in a physical sense that the colour of a fabric is literally shimmering.
    "he"?

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    Assuming the OP is not a female. Sounds like a male style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
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    Re: figure of speech

    Okay, let's go with "he or she". ;)

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