Similar to personification or anthropomorphism, except rather than personifying an object by giving it human characteristics or trying to humanize an object or animal by making it appear as human, one would use a attribute characteristics taken from gasoline and attribute them to a character’s words or works, such as poetry, phrases, sentences, and so on (which is a bit of an abstract example, but…), taking a description of blood as an object and giving it the properties of acid. Does that make sense?
Specific instance is:
The thought being that I am describing the sentences as if they were made of kerosene, implying that they are flammable, volatile, dangerous in the way that kerosene is dangerous.
I’ll just leave it at your feet: thoughts?