Figures of speech

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  • Figure of Speech

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    A figure of speech is a use of a word that diverges from its normal meaning,[citation needed] or a phrase with a specialized meaning not based on the literal meaning of the words in it such as a metaphor, simile, or personification.[citation needed] 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 an ambiguity between literal and figurative interpretation. A figure of speech is sometimes

  • Grammar: Figures of Speech

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    can contribute to the atmosphere. Frequently atmosphere forshadows events. Perhaps it can create a mood. Chiasmus (kahy-az-muhs) - (From the Greek word for “criss-cross,” a designation baed on the Greek letter “chi,” written X). Chiasmus is a figure of speech in which two successive phrases or clauses are parallel in syntax, but reverse the order of the analogous words. Ex. “The land was ours before we were the land’s” - Robert Frost (N, V, Pro: Pro, V, N) “Pleasure’s a sin, and sometimes sin’s

  • Essay on Figures of Speech in Poetry

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    Poetry is language that says more than ordinary language. It uses figures of speech. Each figure of speech may suggest several meanings with minimal words. It uses words with strong connotations and these words appeal to the reader's emotions. The language in poetry is strong. The Oxford English Dictionary defines figure of speech as "a word or phrase used in a non-literal sense for rhetorical or vivid effect." Figures of speech add interest and meaning to the way a person speaks. It is a variation

  • Figure Of Speech In Poem By Knickerbomp

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    normally thought of as impersonal ad aloof from human affairs or giving human characteristics to an object, animal or an abstract idea. 4. Synecdoche is a figure of speech showing the use of part for the whole. Synecdoche substitutes some significant detail or aspect of an experience for the experience itself. 5. Metonymy is the figure of speech describing one thing by using the term for another thing closely with

  • Songlyrics In The Figurative Language In Literature

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    different songlyrics that contain figures of speech and how effective these different figures of speech make the songs popular. In the figurative language we have different figures of speech. A figure of speech is a word or phrase that has different meaning than the actual meaning is a way writers used to exaggerate feelings and emotions. There are several figures of speech such as a hyperbole, personification, metaphor, simile and onomatopoeia. Each of these figures of speech all have different functions

  • The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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    He then acquires an injury on his hand by the saw. The boy ends up dying due to the severity of his wound. His family returns to their duties. This poem uses many elements to emphasize death. Robert Frost uses the poetic elements of imagery, figures of speech, and symbolism to illustrate the theme of death in the poem Out, Out─. Robert Frost uses the poetic element of imagery to illustrate the theme of death. In Out, Out─, Frost writes “The buzz snarled and rattled in the yard” (line 1), this line

  • Strategic Intervention Material

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    the purpose of emphasis or heightened effect. * Irony The use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning. A statement or situation where the meaning is contradicted by the appearance or presentation of the idea. * Litotes A figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite. Activity 1 Direction: Match the following idiomatic expressions to their corresponding meanings 1. Back To Square One A very loud and noisy

  • The Figurative Language

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    Personification Personification is a figure of speech in which a thing, an idea or an animal is given human attributes. The non-human objects are portrayed in such a way that we feel they have the ability to act like human beings. Personification is the figurative language that is giving the attribute

  • Specific Emotion-Based Copywriting Techniques

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    and jot down a few critical points in your companies history. Figures of Speech If you've tried, but just aren't a natural storyteller, don't worry plenty aren't and they do just fine in advertising. Figures of speech are a way of structuring your words to have maximum impact and retention. They are confusing if you don't know what they are and even harder to describe if you do know. The best way I can put it is: A figure of speech is an arrangement of

  • Images And Symbols In A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

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    memoir "a Long Way Gone" is a true story about his early life and his experience in the war in Sierra Leone as a child soldier. There are many symbols, figures of speech and images used in Beah's memoir. Interchangeably, there are relationships between all three of these terms in the book. In "a Long Way Gone" Symbolism, Images and figures of speech convey a very moody message to the reader, based upon what they are reading. These literary building blocks helped shape the memoir and keep the reader