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    Noah’s Lark

    noahroses.jpgQuote:  "Not only does this feel good, but it smells good and it tastes good." Joakim Noah, star player for the NCAA champion Florida Gators.

    Figure of Speechantistrophe, the last-word repeater.  Also enargia, the special effects of rhetoric.

    Joakim Noah is tasting — and smelling and feeling — the fruits of victory after the Gators’ triumph over UCLA.  He describes his sensations with an antistrophe ("circle back"), which repeats the last word in successive phrases or clauses.

    This particular antistrophe runs through all the senses except, strangely, for sight and sound.  It’s a pretty good device, as long as you actually describe what you’re sensing.  Which Noah fails to do.

    Snappy Answer:  "I doubt that you smelled that good after the game."

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