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Examples of Figures of Speech Figures of speech provoke a thought process and bring depth to the language. To be able to use them well is an art, which can be mastered over time. The more you read, the more you will be able to understand. With the help of the following figures of speech examples, you too can master the art of using them appropriately. Alliteration: Alliteration refers to the repetition of any particular sound among words placed close together, in a sentence. These are mainly consonant sounds, but can be vowel sounds too. It is often used as a figure of speech in poetry. Some examples of alliteration are:
Don't delay dawns disarming display. Dusk demands daylight. - Paul Mccan
Apostrophe: direct address of an absent or dead person or personified thing. Examples-"God help me!" "Ambition, you're a cruel master!"
Euphemism: A euphemism is the use of neutral language to remark something that may be offensive to the receiver. Euphemism is often used by people who are diplomatic, and who wish to be politically correct. Some examples of this figure of speech are:
We have to let you go. Read: You're fired.
Hyperbole: A hyperbole is a figure of speech used for the purpose of exaggeration. It mainly forms the basis of several jokes, is used as a way of insults, or could
Irony forms the basis of sarcasm. where in reality.)
Litotes: This figure of speech refers to the use of understatement.
Metonymy: Metonymy refers to the use of a phrase regarding associated concept.
Irony: Irony refers to the use of certain words that actually intend to convey the opposite. Some examples of onomatopoeia are:
. and of humor. in order to describe the actual concept.Situational Irony (He is the owner of the world's largest software company.I'm trying to accomplish several things at one time. . a metaphor is a figure of speech that implies the meaning of an object with its reference to another completely unrelated object. the situation may not be that bad.
Metaphor: Used for the purpose of comparison. to affirm a particular situation or event with the use of a negative opposite. Oxymoron examples are:
Loners club A stripper's dressing room
Onomatopoeia: Such words imitate the sounds made by certain objects or actions. For instance:
The sofa is fertile soil for a couch potato. Some irony examples are:
Bill Gates winning a computer.This refers to the belief of the editors who write the editorial page.simply be used to dramatize a situation.
Oxymoron: An oxymoron uses a contradictory adjective to define an object. situation or event... . . Some metonymy examples are:
The 'editorial page' has always believed. . It is also a way of expressing the ugly truth in a slightly gentle manner. This can be understood with the help of these hyperbole examples:
I'm so busy trying to accomplish ten million things at once.He was familiar with the work of Shakespeare. Examples of metaphors include:
He was not unfamiliar with the work of Shakespeare.
or action. Some examples include:
If practice makes perfect.Ricky Martin
Paradox A figure of speech in which a statement appears to contradict itself. then why practice? . trait. a reference between two concepts is made by using the terms 'like' or 'as'. Examples of personification are:
The picture in that magazine screamed for attention. Some simile examples are:
Cause she looks like a flower but she stings like a bee/Like every girl in history. by associating it with a human quality. here." "Freedom is slavery." (George Orwell.
Rhetoric: Rhetoric refers to the art of persuasion through effective speech." "Ignorance is strength. However. as the answer is already known. . and no one's perfect.y
The clatter of utensils. These are included in persuasive speech. "War is peace.Billy Corgan
Simile: A simile is similar to a metaphor.
Personification: This refers to the art of bringing to life an inanimate object. 1984)
. Such questions are not expected to be answered. Questions that have an obvious answer are known as rhetorical questions.