King Lear and Little Boy Crying

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LITERATURE TASKS
ASSIGNMENT: 1
NAME: Sainio Nekongo
Grade: 11c

Task 1.
Research and provide examples of the following literary terms:
1. Simile- A simile is a direct comparison that always contains word as or like. Examples: He is as wealthy as Bill Gate. Her personality is like a bubble in a bottle of champagne.
2. Metaphor- A metaphor is a comparison without the use of as or like. It refers to a person or object (as) being (like) another. The comparison is Implied rather than stated directly. Examples: He is a half witch.
3. Personification-A trope or figure of speech in which an inanimate object or abstraction is given human qualities or abilities. Examples: The wind stood up and gave a shout. The road isn’t built that can make it breathe hard.
4. Litotes- Is a figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which an Affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite. Litotes uses a negative and an opposite to understate what is intended. Examples: He is no Einstein. (He is academically weak)
5. Hyperbole-An Hyperbole is an over –exaggeration, not meant to be taken literally. It aims to create humor or to emphasize a point. Examples: The teacher complained that she had had hundreds of interruption that day. She prepared enough food to feed an army.
6. Paradox- A paradox is a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement when analyzed, is found to be true. The opposites are not next to each other, but are found in the same sentence. Examples: You will kill him with your kindness. (Your kind deeds are doing more harm than good.) She is only happy when she has something to worry about. (A happy worrier.)
7. Euphemism – It expresses an unpleasant or uncomfortable situation in a more sensitive,

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