The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0108 Thursday, 18 January 2001
Date: Wednesday, 17 Jan 2001 06:43:35 -0800 (PST)
Subject: A Rhetorical Question
This is probably a stupid question with an obvious answer, but I can't
remember, need the answer, can't find the answer in the usual reference
sources, and it's driving me nuts. Someone on the list must know
(hopefully someone who will answer with only moderate sarcasm directed
at my ignorance).
The rhetorical figure that goes like this: "ship of mortality," "table
of equality," "ocean of despair"...
You get the idea-concrete figure, plus posessive, plus abstract
concept-what is this type of figure/trope called?!?
Answer offline unless someone can figure out a specifically Shakespeare
angle on this. Thanks in advance!