Figures of speech
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  • 1. Figures of Speech
  • 2. Figures of Speech A figure of speech is a word, phrase or sentence or paragraph which is used with the intention of producing a special effect on the listener or reader.Figures of speech are often used and crafted for emphasis, freshness, expression, orclarity.
  • 3. Types of Figures of Speech Simile Metaphor Hyperbole Irony or Sarcasm Metonymy
  • 4. SIMILEA simile is an expression in which something is compared to something else and the comparison is made explicitly by the use of a function word such as like or as.He eats like a pig.
  • 5. You are as prettyas a picture. My hands are as cold as ice.
  • 6. METAPHORImaginative way of describing something by referring to something else which has the qualities that you want to express.
  • 7. Margaret Teacher ismade of iron Tony is a rat.
  • 8. HYPERBOLEA hyperbole is an exaggerati or overstateme onan nt .
  • 9. = His feet are as big as boats!I nearly died laughing!
  • 10. IRONY OR SARCASMThese figures of speech are used as subtle forms of humor. They imply saying the opposite of what we really mean.
  • 11. What a nice surprise! You’re late again.I love when you snore all night.
  • 12. METONYMYIt represents something else which itsuggests. I want to be away from my books for a while.
  • 13. I bought fifty head of cattle.
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