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[3] Further the resemblance between the two is so close that it is not easy to distinguish between them. For although certain kinds differ, while retaining a general resemblance (since both involve a departure from the simple and straightforward method of expression coupled with a certain rhetorical excellence), on the other hand some are distinguished by the narrowest possible dividing line: for example, while irony belongs to figures of thought just as much as to tropes,1 periphrasis, hyperbaton and onomatopoea2 have been ranked by distinguished authors as figures of speech rather than tropes.

1 See IX. ii. 44.

2 VIII. vi. 59 sqq., 62, 31 respectively.

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