We use figures of speech to create images in the readers mind that express what we are trying to say. E.G: “he is as strong as a rock”
DEFINITIONS:METAPHOR: A Metaphor is a comparison without the use of “as”or “like”.SIMILE: A simile is a direct comparison that always contains theWords “as” or “like”.HYPERBOLE: is an over-exaggeration, not meant to be takenliterally. It is to emphasise a point.ALLITERATION: Alliteration is the repetition of consonantsound at the beginning of words.ASSONANCE: Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds. EitherAt the beginning or middle of a word.
IRONY: Irony implies the opposite of what is being said.Opposite of what is being said is meant to be understood.ONOMATOPOEIA: Onomatopoeia uses words thatImitate and reproduce real life sounds.PERSONIFICATION: gives human qualities to inanimateObjects and abstract ideas.PUN: is a clever play on words that are alike in sound butdifferent in meaning.ANTI-CLIMAX: is a build up of ideas but the finalStatement is often flat and unexpected.SARCASM: sarcasm is very similar to Irony in that theopposite of what is being said is intended, however with thepurpose of being hurtful.
“I can’t wait for my detention on Friday afternoon.”