Classification (literature)

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Classification is a figure of speech linking a proper noun to a common noun using the or other articles.[which?][1]

Example[examples needed][edit]

"Bolivia", the Tibet of the Americas."
"Finland, the land of a thousand lakes."
"Iceland, the land of fire and ice."
"Japan, the land of the rising sun."
"Lesotho, the kingdom in the sky."
"Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills."
"Thailand, the land of smiles."
"Uruguay, the Switzerland of South America."
"Yap", the forbidden island."


  1. ^ *Marcello Sorce Keller, "The Problem of Classification in Folksong Research: a Short History", Folklore, XCV(1984), no. 1, 100-104.