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[15] Some writers have held that there is only one kind of figure, although they differ as regards the reasons which lead them to adopt this view. For [p. 357] some of them, on the ground that a change of words causes a corresponding change in the sense, assert that all figures are concerned with words, while others hold that figures are concerned solely with the sense, on the ground that words are adapted to things. Both these views are obviously quibbling.

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