In all the round world of Utopia there is no meat. There used to be, but now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses.
—H G Wells - A Modern Utopia
figure of speech
A verbal expression in which words or sounds are arranged in a particular way to achieve a particular effect. Figures of speech are organized into different categories, such as alliteration, assonance, metaphor, metonymy, onomatopoeia, simile, and synecdoche.