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Niña S. Cañares ESEP-IV
submitted to:
Mr. Felix Del RosarioFigurative Language
Figurative language is a word or phrase that departs from everyday literallanguage for the sake of comparison, emphasis, clarity, or freshness.
Alliteration
The repetition of the same consonant sounds or of different vowel sounds at thebeginning of words or in stressed syllables is called alliteration.
Examples:
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Puny puma pit their skills against zebras.
 
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Pretty Polly picked pears for preserves.
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Handsome Harry hired hundreds of hippos for Hanukkah.
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Billy bought baby bottles.
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Studious students under the sunny skies.
Anaphora
The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successiveverses, clauses, or paragraphs is called anaphora.
Examples:
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We shall
go on to the end,
we shall
fight in France,
we shall
fight on theseas and oceans,
we shall
fight with growing confidence and growing strength inthe air,
we shall
defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,
we shall
fight onthe beaches,
we shall
fight on the landing grounds,
we shall
fight in the fields andin the streets,
we shall
fight in the hills;
we shall
never surrender.”
(Winston Churchill, speech to the House of Commons, June 4, 1940) 
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“It's
the hope
of slaves sitting around a fire singing freedom songs;
thehope
of immigrants setting out for distant shores;
the hope
of a young navallieutenant bravely patrolling the Mekong Delta;
the hope
of a mill-worker's sonwho dares to defy the odds;
the hope
of a skinny kid with a funny name whobelieves that America has a place for him, too.”
(Barack Obama, "The Audacity of Hope," July 27, 2004) 
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I'm not afraid to
die. . . .
I'm not afraid
to live.
I'm not afraid to
fail.
I'm not afraid
to succeed.
I'm not afraid
to fall in love.
I'm not afraid to
bealone. I'm just afraid I might have to stop talking about myself for five minutes.”
(Kinky Friedman, When the Cat's Away) 
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Mad 
world! 
Mad 
kings! 
Mad 
composition!” (William Shakespeare, King John) 
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We want
freedom by any means necessary.
We want
justice by any meansnecessary.
We want
equality by any means necessary.”
(Malcolm X) 
Apostrophe
A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed asif present and capable of understanding is called apostrophe.
Examples:
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“Hello darkness, my old friend
 
I've come to talk with you again . . ..”
(Paul Simon, "The Sounds of Silence") 
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“ 
Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art.”
(John Keats) 
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"Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality ofexperience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of myrace."
(James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) 
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“Blue Moon, you saw me standing aloneWithout a dream in my heartWithout a love of my own.”
(Lorenz Hart, "Blue Moon") 
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“ 
Dear Ella, Our Special First Lady of SongYou gave your best for so long.”
(Kenny Burrell, "Dear Ella") 
Hyperbole
A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect.
Examples:
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“Ladies and gentlemen, I've been to Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and Ican say without hyperbole that this is a million times worse than all of them puttogether.”
(Kent Brockman, The Simpsons) 
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“Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred,Then another thousand, then a second hundred,Then still another thousand, then a hundred.”
(Catullus) 
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“If we're going to start crucifying people for hyperbole in this society,there's going to be a long line. If I were writing a diet book, I wouldn't say, 'It'sgoing to take a lot of work and it'll be a pain in the butt.' I'd say, 'Thin thighs in30 days!'”
(Matthew Lesko. The Week, August 3, 2007) 
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“O for the gift of Rostand's Cyrano to invoke the vastness of that nosealone as it cleaves the giant screen from east to west, bisects it from north tosouth. It zigzags across our horizon like a bolt of fleshy lightning.”
(John Simon, review of Barbra Streisand in A Star Is Born, 1976) 
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It is scarcely hyperbole to say that tomorrow the whole Moghul Empire is inour power.
(Robert Clive, 1st Baron of Plassey) 
Irony
The use of words to express something different from and often opposite totheir literal meaning is called irony.

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