I was reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe which is set in pre-colonial Nigeria. During a ceremony where members of the clan of Umofia are hearing out cases the leaders who are dressed up as gods always say:
"Uzowulu's body, I salute you."
I found it really interesting how in this culture they salute the person's body whereas in western culture, for example, we recognize the person and their consciousness more than their body. I was wondering if this quote would classify as a form of figurative language and if so, which kind?