According to Wikipedia: In rhetoric, anthimeria […] involves using one part of speech as another part of speech, such as using a noun as if it were a verb: “The little old lady turtled along the road.” […] Other substitutions could include an adjective used as a noun, as in “She dove into the foaming […]
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Wikipedia says A paraprosdokian […] is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence, phrase, or larger discourse is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. […] Some paraprosdokians not only change the meaning of an early phrase, but […]
I have no training and but little skill in rhetoric, but I find the bits of it that I've seen fascinating, especially the names for things. I recently learned that...