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Figure Of Speech

Figures of Speech Resemblance A. Simile - A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things, usually by employing the words "like" or "as". 1) They fought like cats and dogs. 2) She is as thin as a toothpick. 3) Geoff is handsome as a prince. B. Metaphor - A metaphor is a literary figure of speech that uses an image, story or tangible thing to represent a less tangible thing or some intangible quality or idea; e.g., "Her eyes were glistening jewels." 1) Life...

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Figure of Speech

------------------------------------------------- Figure of speech From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Figures of speech" redirects here. For the hip hop group, see Figures of Speech. A figure of speech is the use of a word or words diverging from its usual meaning. It can also be a special repetition, arrangement or omission of words with literal meaning, or a phrase with a specialized meaning not based on the literal meaning of the words in it, as in idiom, metaphor, simile, hyperbole, or personification. Figures of speech often provide...

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Figure of Speech

Figure of speech A figure of speech is the use of a word or words diverging from its usual meaning. It can also be a special repetition, arrangement or omission of words with literal meaning, or a phrase with a specialized meaning not based on the literal meaning of the words in it, as in idiom, metaphor, simile, hyperbole, or personification. Figures of speech often provide emphasis, freshness of expression, or clarity. However, clarity may also suffer from their use, as any figure of speech introduces...

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Figures of Speech

FIGURE OF SPEECH : A mode of expression in which words are used out of their literal meaning or out of their ordinary use in order to add beauty or emotional intensity or to transfer the poet's sense impressions by comparing or identifying one thing with another that has a meaning familiar to the reader. Some important figures of speech are: simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole and symbol. Adjunction: Adjunction refers to a clause or a phrase, usually a verb, that is added at the beginning...

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Figure of Speech

FIGURES OF SPEECH Idioms or figures of speech are combinations of words whose meaning cannot be determined by examination of the meanings of the words that make it up. Or, to put it another way, an idiom uses a number of words to represent a single object, person or concept. Unless you recognise when an idiom is being used you can easily misunderstand the meaning of a text. An idiom is a figure of speech that is used to help express a situation with ease, but by using expressions that are usually...

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Figure of Speech

first but with the parts reversed. "You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget." 7. Euphemism The substitution of an inoffensive term for one considered offensively explicit. Paul Kersey: You've got a prime figure. You really have, you know. Joanna Kersey: That's a euphemism for fat. 8. Hyperbole An extravagant statement; the use of exaggerated terms for the purpose of emphasis or heightened effect. "My toaster has never once worked properly in four...

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Figures of Speech in the Waste Land

Some figures of speech in the wasteland Figures of speech comprise two main categories. One category twists the meaning of words to wrest a new non-literal meaning from words that, when phrased together, have a very different literal meaning, as in the idiomatic figure of speech, "He died from laughter." Literally, this means a man met his demise due to laughter. Figuratively (i.e., non-literally), this means he laughed with vigor for a long time. Figures of speech that twist meaning are classified...

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Figures of Speech-English

FIGURES OF SPEECH .Anaphora The repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses or verses. (Contrast with epiphora and epistrophe.) "I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun." (Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, 1940) .Antithesis The juxtaposition of contrasting ideas in balanced phrases. "We notice things that don't work. We don't notice things that do...

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“Figures of Speech Are Sometimes Used to Effectively Convey a Sense of Place.”

Figures of speech are sometimes used to effectively convey a sense of place.” Explain and evaluate how this is achieved in text 22 and one other text of your choice. Text 22 and text 23 both use figures of speech to effectively convey a sense of place. Text 22 is a private diary in second person singular, this is a positive view on travel, the writer’s attitudes and personality emerges with exuberance, energy and enthusiasm for the people she meets and the landscape she sees. The audience of...

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eechhttp://engquizzitive.wordpress.com/gk-for-snap/ Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things, usually by employing the words "like" or "as"... "if" or "than" are also used though less commonly. A simile differs from a metaphor in that the latter compares two unlike things by saying that the one thing is the other thing. Using 'like' A simile can explicitly provide the basis of a comparison or leave this basis implicit. In the implicit case, characterized...

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