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  • The Figurative Language

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    In this research, the researcher discusses the figurative language based on Perrine’s perception. According to Perrine (1977:61-109), figurative language consists of 12 kinds, they are: simile, metaphor, personification, apostrophe, synecdoche, metonymy, symbol, allegory, paradox, hyperbole/overstatement, understatement, and irony. What follows are explanation about the figurative language based on Perrine’s perception: 1. Simile Simile is a phrase that uses the words like or as to describe someone

  • To A Daughter Leaving Home Poem

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    he poem “To a Daughter Leaving Home” by Linda Pastan describes the very memory of a mother teaching her younger daughter to ride a bicycle. The title of the poem says that the said “daughter” the author is speaking of is older now, but the poem concentrates on the past. Pastan’s figure of speech with the use of metaphors, imagery, enjambment show how the bicycle is a part of life’s journey and the diction helps demonstrate the young daughter’s maturation from a child to an adult. Pastan uses several

  • An Analysis Of If We Must Die By Claude Mckay

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    If we must die, the Shakespearean sonnet by Claude McKay was published in 1919 and has become a significant part of American literature, as it came to fruition in the midst of a cultural revolution. Claude McKay was born in Jamaica in 1889; he had a great sense of racial Pride and in 1912 travel to Alabama to attend Tuskegee Institute. Shocked by the racism and segregation of the South he was inspired continue to write poetry, traveling to Europe but eventually returning United States to settle down

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Pamela

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    needs to be made between what is ‘said’ and what is ‘meant’ (Chandler 2007: 135). In this analysis, the photograph of Pamela represented as ‘meat’ and the phrases; “All animals have the same parts” and “Have a heart”, are tropes. Metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche and irony are the four basic tropes (Chandler 2007: 135). Tropes in visual as well as verbal forms can be seen as reflecting our fundamentally relational understanding of reality. Reality is framed within systems of analogy. Figures of speech enable

  • Figure Of Speech In Poem By Knickerbomp

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    thereby gives animation, vividness and nearness those things which are 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

  • St. Jones By Synecdoche

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    Lucia between the British and French, Synecdoche assists the reader in interpreting what the British armadas reasoning for wanting to reclaim the island of St.Lucia was “At noon, he climbed to the fort as his self-imposed Calvary; from it, the cross of the Man-o’-war bird rose.” Through this quote from the text, one is able to clearly see Synecdoche by understanding that the mast of a ship is part of a cross. In addition to this and helping to

  • Essay on Figures of Speech in Poetry

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    "The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor." [It is] "a sign of real genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity in dissimilars." Aristotle in Poetics. 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

  • The Use Of Metaphors In The Early Modern Era

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    Shakespeare’s work is among the hardest to read because of its supposed complexity and sophistication. The language used in the Early Modern Era is different than that of the Post Modern Era. Audiences that saw the performances were aural learners and were able to pinpoint certain tones and facial expressions that readers may not detect through words. Watching the plays performed provided better feedback than readings do (Palfrey 10-11). Metaphors, implicit or explicit, are figures of speech that

  • Examples Of Metaphor In Counselling

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    "Ordinary words convey only what we know already ; it is from metaphor that we can best get hold of something fresh" (Rhetoric Aristotle, ch111 page 10 ed wd ross. 2010 ny cosimo inc). The Oxford English Dictionary defines metaphor as “the figure of speech in which a name or descriptive term is transferred to some object to which it is not properly applicable”. Kopp (1995) described metaphor as “derived from the Greek, meta, meaning ‘above’ or ‘over,’ and pherein, which means ‘to carry or bear’”

  • Songlyrics In The Figurative Language In Literature

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    Figurative language in the world of literature is language that uses words or expressions with a deep meaning that is different from the normal meaning of words and expressions. In the world of literature many writers and poets use figurative language to grab their audience attention. Figurative language is very common in poetry, lyrics, nonfiction writing and prose pieces. In this particular essay I would be discussing and analyzing different songlyrics that contain figures of speech and how effective