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[44] Some include the clear and vivid description of places under the same heading, while others call it topography.

I have found some who speak of irony as dissimulation, but, in view of the fact that this latter name [p. 401] does not cover the whole range of this figure, I shall follow my general rule and rest content with the Greek term. Irony involving a figure does not differ from the irony which is a trope, as far as its genus is concerned, since in both cases we understand something which is the opposite of what is actually said; on the other hand, a careful consideration of the species of irony will soon reveal the fact that they differ.

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