Project in English SimileDefine Simile:Figure of speech is Simile when a direct comparison is made between two objects of differentkinds which have at least one point in common. For producing Simile, words „AS‟, „LIKE‟ and„SO‟ are used.Examples of Figure of Speech Simile.a) He fought like a lion.Explanation: The bravery of „HE‟ is directly compared to that as of a „Lion‟.b) It is as good as gold.c) You are like my sonExplanation: In both above examples, figure of speech is Simile because a direct comparison hasbeen made between two things.Figure of Speech Simile is quite simple. “cute as a kitten,” comparing the way someone looks to the way a kitten looks “as busy as a bee” comparing someone‟s level of energy to a fast-flying bee HyperboleHyperbole Definition:When an exaggerated over statement is made then the figure of speech is Hyperbole.Examples of hyperbole:
a) I shed million buckets of tears.b) Are worth all your laurels. Why would the son of god confuse us by using hyperbole? This isnt mere hyperbole, this isnt myth, this is a fact. As a keynote speaker his style is challenging, honest and goading; free of business schoolhyperbole, he makes his audience think. IronyDefine Irony:In Irony, real meaning is exactly the opposite of that which is said.a) Such an intelligent man that you can‟t solve math.b) Such a good goal keeper that he cannot stop a single goal. She also wears a crop top bearing the beatles logo, proving her stylist, at least, appreciatesirony. Finally, i am struck by one irony behind all this. For in a cruel irony, the bombing raids had saved the day. OxymoronDefine Oxymoron:Oxymoron is a special form of antithesis where two contradictory qualities are predicted at once.Examples of Oxymoron:a) His honor rooted dishonor stood.b) He was the wisest fool.
c) Monument is terrific beauty.d) I clearly misunderstood that word.The fact that they broke up is old news ParadoxParadox Definition:In this figure of speech, absurd things are expressed but they are true. In paradox, self-contradictory ideas are expressed but they are true.Examples of Paradox:a) Philosophers are fools.b) Let him be rich and weary.c) India is the richest country in the world but it is inhabited by the poorest persons. Pardon the seeming paradox; i mean what i say. Explain how the supervaluationist uses this notion to respond to the sorites paradox. LitotesLitotes Definition:In this figure of speech, a negative statement is used to emphasize a strong affirmative (positive)feeling.a) The boy is no fool. (the boy is clever)b) I am not a little surprised. (I am greatly surprised0A. Shes not the brightest girl in the class. (Shes stupid!)B. Hes not the most handsome fellow! (hes ugly!)
C. They arent the happiest couple around. (theyre unhappy)Examples of Idioms1. To kick the bucket - to die. I heard the mafia boss had kicked the bucket2. After ones own heart - having the same ideas, preferences or behaviours as oneself. You like dunkingrich tea biscuits too, a man after my own heart3. To add fuel to fire - to make a situation worse. First he dropped the pot plant, then adding fuel to thefire he trod on it4. A little bird told me - information gained from someone who you are not going to name. Lets just sayI know about it because a little bird told me.5. Kettle of fish - A situation different or alternative to some other situation, but not nec. unfavourable.Oh, you mean knitting a jumper, well thats a different kettle of fish entirely.Subject + Verb + Indirect Object + Direct Object1.You can sell him a piece of necklace.2.Canmoney bring me happiness?3.They showedthem a photograph.4.Should I give my enemya free hotdog?5. I t o l d t h e m a j o k e . 6.Ihanded him a piece of paper.7.I promised hera delicious dinner.8.Andrews uncle saveshim a piece of cake.9.That photographerteaches them mathematics.10.Of the entire womanin the world, Michelle gave me a kiss