Figure of speech

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Mr. Mann

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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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It's also a pun; a play on words.
 

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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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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" :oops:
 

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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!:up:
 
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