’ "Well, I am glad to hear that," said the genius, looking very grim, "because a joke, without any figure of speech, IS the death of me.
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A slight figure of speech I cut my chest wide open They come and watch us bleed Is it art like I was hoping now? —THE AVETT BROTHERS, "SLIGHT FIGURE OF SPEECH" WHEN WE ENTER THE BUILDING, I IMMEDIATELY SEARCH for Will.