HAGE GEINGOB HIGH SCHOOL
NAME: Sainio Nekongo
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, kind and tactful manner. The purpose is to soften the blow, protect feelings or to be politically correct. Example: The camp forbids any form of chemical stimulants. (Drugs and Alcohol) 8. Ellipsis- It is the act of leaving out a word or words from a sentence deliberately, when the meaning can be understood without them. The three dots (. . .) are used to show that a word or words have been left out. Example: “But, I thought he was . . .” 9. Prepetition- It refers to an event arising before the commencement of the bankruptcy case that is before the filling of the bankruptcy petition. This is not a literary term because it is not used in figurative or nonliteral sense, and it is not used to express language by using its usual literal meaning. I believe that this is a typing error, made when the writer added a “P” in front of a literary term “Repetition”. Repetition- Is the simple repeating of a word, within a sentence or a poetical line, with no particular placement of the words in order to provide emphasis. Example: “We must all hang together or assuredly we shall hang separately.” 10. Pun- a Pun is a clever play on words, alike in sound but different in meaning. The double meaning is used to convey humor. They are used in headlines to grab attention and also in jokes or riddles. Example: Cricket captain stamped. 11. Suggestion- an idea or a plan that you mention for somebody else to think about. Example: “Children should refrain from criminal activity” suggests the inspector general. 12. Irony- The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. The intention is for the opposite to be understood. Examples: “I can’t wait for my detention on Friday afternoon.” Walking into the empty cinema, the woman exclaimed,” fortunately, we booked” 13. Sarcasm- sarcasm, like irony, occurs when one thing is said, but something else is intended or understood. However, sarcasm...
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