Cataloguing GIFs


Enallage

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Description: The artifact/picture is focused in on a small, green tree frog that has a paper(?) hat placed on its head. Below it is the caption, "I has a hat." The frog seems to be sitting on a table. The background isn't really in focus or apparent. The angle of the photo shows the frog at a 3/4 angle.
Presupposition: The viewer is assumed to be familiar with popular memes/general meme culture.
Figures: Enallage is the most obvious, with "has" in the place of "have." One purpose is to add to the "cuteness" of the image, another is to show that, as an animal, the frog doesn't have a concept of human speech, as it's implied that it's the frog talking.

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Description: The artifact contains a cat with a flat face, a droopy mouth, and eyes that are pointing in different directions (my guess would be it's a Persian cat). The caption surrounding the cat is "I cannot brain today I has the dumb." The cat seems to be sitting on a bed in front of purple pillows, though they don't lend anything to the message
Presuppositions: The viewer is assumed to be familiar with general meme culture, and possibly has a less than favorable opinion of cats and/or their intellegence
Figures: I named enallage because of the text, specifically the second line, "I has the dumb." The reason for the ungrammatical text is more than likely due to the look on the cat's face that can be described as "dopey" or similar terminology.

Pun

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Description: Two cartoon style Lego blocks, one red and one yellow, are stuck together. The red block has an unamused expression and is saying "Lego!" The yellow block, whose face we can't see and whose arms are wrapped around the red block, and says "No."
Rhetorical Situation: The occasion could be the resurgence of Lego's popularity. The presupposition is that the viewer has played with Legos before and knows how hard they are to separate when they're stacked together like they are in the artifact.
Figures: At first glance, this is a paranomasia pun; using the brand "Lego" in the place of "Let go." Based on that same relationship, I think this artifact could also count as metonymy and/or an enallage. I say metonymy because the logical relationship is that these blocks are stuck together, and "Let go" is something that kids would say when they're trying to use these blocks for something, but they can't separate the two. Enallage is possibly a part of it as well, because when we say "let go" quickly, it often turns into something that sounds similar to Lego, which is also the brand name, and this loops back into metonymy again.

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Catacheresis/Oxymoron

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Description: Fry from the show "Futurama" is squinting as he considers something: in this case, the text is saying "Not sure if an oxymoron...or a regular moron."
Rhetorical situation: The image itself makes the viewer almost mimic the character's expression while they view the artifact. The image and the caption aren't really connected, but those who have seen at least a few episodes of the show will/could connect the caption to something that the character might actually say in the episode
Figures: This artifact works as an oxymoron. Not just because it has "oxymoron" in the caption, but because the words "oxymoron" and "moron" have no actual relation to each other, except the one that the character gives to them.

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Periphrasis

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Description: A well dressed man, drawn in the 1950s/1960s cartoon style, is holding up his hand as if to stop somebody from speaking, set on a gray background. The text is white and set off to the right of the character and says "Off is the general direction in which I wish you would fuck."
Rhetorical situation: The occasion is simply being fed up with someone and telling them to go away. There's not really any presuppositions that the rhetor would base this off of, except maybe that we as viewers all know somebody we would use this on.
Figures I called this periphrasis because instead of just saying "go away" or, as the author meant, "fuck off," they expand that saying. It kind of shows that while the person using this artifact might be crass and swearing, they're using it in a relatively refined way



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