Similementary Rock – Formed from the long-term deposit of comparisons, contrasts, malapropisms, and other loose bits of rhetoric. Over time, they settle and harden into hard deposits of figurative language, though they can still be brittle and unsuitable for sentence construction, depending on the type.

Ironic Rock – Spewed in molten form directly from language centers, ironic rock is composed of real-life ironies, tragedies, and the like described in verbal form. It must cool to be used and, if fresh, can be extremely brittle or sharp.

Metaphoric Rock – When a similementary or ironic rock is exposed to heat or pressure over a period of time, it becomes metaphoric rock. Suitable for heavy-duty construction, up to and including poetry, it tends to be stable and long-lasting, if cryptic.

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