A Cup of Tea Stylistic Devices

Topics: Metonymy, Figure of speech, Metaphor Pages: 2 (380 words) Published: September 14, 2013
Student`s Individual Work №1

Stylistic device (see the lecture №3)
Simile An explicit comparison between two things which are basically quite different using words such as like or as. She walks like an angel. / I wandered lonely as a cloud. (Wordsworth) Metaphor A comparison between two things which are basically quite different without using like or as. While a simile only says that one thing is like another, a metaphor says that one thing is another. (adj. metaphorical) All the world’s a stage / And all the men and women merely players ... (Shakespeare) Synecdoche A figure of speech in which a part of something stands for the whole or where the whole stands for a part. All hands on deck. (Alle Mann an Bord) / Germany (= the German team) lost 1:2. Climax A figure of speech in which a series of words or expressions rises step by step, beginning with the least important and ending with the most important (= climactic order). The term may also be used to refer only to the last item in the series. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Enumeration The listing of words or phrases. It can stress a certain aspect e.g. by giving a number of similar or synonymous adjectives to describe something. Many workers find their labor mechanical, boring, imprisoning, stultifying and repetitive. Irony Saying the opposite of what you actually mean. Do not use “ironic” in the vague sense of “funny/humorous”. Teacher: “You are absolutely the best class I’ve ever had.” Actual meaning: “the worst class” Oxymoron A condensed form of paradox in which two contradictory words (mostly adjective and noun) are used together. sweet sorrow / wise fool / bittersweet / “O hateful love! O loving hate!” (Romeo and Juliet )  A metonymy is a word or phrase that is used to stand in for...
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