|Source||Aristotle; Poetics 1457b; Rhetoric 1407a|
|Earliest Source||Mark Turner (Reading Minds)|
An expression that takes the form "X is the Y of Z"
(love of) Money is the root of all evil; Brevity is the soul of wit; Vanity is the quicksand of reason
|Kind Of||Series Similarity|
|Related Figures||metaphor, simile|
|Last Editor||Nike Abbott|
|Editorial Notes||I'm not sure where the examples originally appeared, but the correct adage is "the love of money is the root of all evil." I added the correction in brackets. - nike|