FIGURES OF SPEECH
• A figure of speech in which one thing is
said when the opposite is meant.
How good of you to refuse
to help us.
• A figure of speech in which the intensity of
the thought or emotion gradually increases
in each successive words or phrases.
She dreamt of having a maid, a car and a
Anti - Climax
• Results when the climactic order is
The politician lost his wife, his son and his
parrot in one full swoop.
1. His argument was as clear as mud.
2. I think we've reached a point of great
decision, not just for our nation, not only
for all humanity, but for life upon the
3. Cheer up, the worst is yet to come!
4. There are three things that will endure:
faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of
these is love.
5. She is a great writer, a mother and a
6. This note was a promise that all
men, yes, black men as well as white
men, would be guaranteed the
"unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and
the pursuit of Happiness.
7. The plane that Joanna was planning to
board from Singapore crashed. Almost
everyone got injured and their baggage
8. Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink ;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink
9. Delia said, "I'm so glad you lost my
10.He has seen the ravages of war, he has
known natural catastrophes, he has been
to singles bars.
1. Death lays its icy hands on King.
2. Why, man, if the river is dry, I am able to
fill it with tears.
3. She is as stubborn as a mule.
4. Wisdom cries aloud in the streets; in the
markets she raised her voice.
5. Life is a dream.
6. The news was a dagger to his heart.
7. Famine walks the land with worms in his
8. He's handsome if you like rodents.
9. The White House denied the allegations.
10.Fear lived with us.
11.His arguments withered like grapevines
in the fall.
12.“Great, someone stained my new dress.”
13.I'm so busy trying to accomplish ten
million things at once.
14.He has many mouths to feed.
15.There are so many pairs of hands
16.We have always remained loyal to the
17.All eyes were on him.
18.I came, I saw, I conquered.
19.He is as quiet as a politician
20.The captured general was stripped of his
honor, his family and his good looks.
Read the history of Japanese Literature in
your addendum Vol.18 No. 2. Answer the
1. What were the significant literary works
during the following periods?
a. Heian Period
b. Kamakura-Muromachi Period
c. Edo Period
d. Meiji Period
Define and describe the following: