Figures of speech in the tale tell heart

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  • anastrophe
  • simile
  • irony
  • hyperbole
  • Foreshadowing (anticipazione, prefigurazione, non prolessi che è sintattica)Aflashforwardis more explicitthanforeshadowingwhichincludesonlyhints.
  • alliteration
  • Symbol (differentfrom a metaphor)doesnotnecessarilyneed the termsofcomparisonlike / asevenimplicitly.
  • metaphor
  • apostrophe
  • Rhetoricalquestion
  • personification
  • anaphora
  • Figures of speech in the tale tell heart

    1. 1. The figuresofspeechIt is the inversion of the normal order of speech in aparticular sentence. It can also be said that the language isinterrupted and speech takes a sudden turn. This is used forthe purpose of emphasis.“Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved theold man.” SYMBOL ANASTROPHE ANAPHORA SIMILE PERSONIFICATION HYPERBOLE APOSTROPHE IRONY ALLITERATION FORESHADOWING
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    3. 3. The figuresofspeechIt is a comparison between two unlike things using theexpressions "like" or "as”“a single dim ray like the thread of the spider” SYMBOL ANASTROPHE ANAPHORA SIMILE PERSONIFICATION HYPERBOLE APOSTROPHE IRONY ALLITERATION FORESHADOWING
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    5. 5. The figuresofspeechIt is the use of words in a way that conveys a meaning opposite toits usual meaning or to what is ostensibly stated. It involvessurprising, interesting, unexpected or amusing contradictions1) The speaker keeps saying that he is not crazy but then hedescribes his actions. Its these actions that make him appear crazy.2) “I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole weekbefore I killed him.” SYMBOL ANASTROPHE ANAPHORA SIMILE PERSONIFICATION HYPERBOLE APOSTROPHE IRONY ALLITERATION FORESHADOWING
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    7. 7. The figuresofspeechThe exaggeration of a statement."For a whole hour I did not move a muscle," SYMBOL ANASTROPHE ANAPHORA SIMILE PERSONIFICATION HYPERBOLE APOSTROPHE IRONY ALLITERATION FORESHADOWING
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    9. 9. The figuresofspeech: let’srevise!It is the presentation of details, characters, clues, or incidentsin a narrative, in such a way that later events are preparedfor. This technique helps build tension and suspense.“…I loved the old man... He had never given me insult. For hisgold I had no desire… I made up my mind to take the life ofthe old man, and thus rid myself of the eye for ever.” SYMBOL ANASTROPHE ANAPHORA SIMILE PERSONIFICATION HYPERBOLE APOSTROPHE IRONY ALLITERATION FORESHADOWING
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    11. 11. The figuresofspeechThe repetition of initial consonant sounds."Hearken! and observe how healthily, how calmly, I can tellyou the whole story. SYMBOL ANASTROPHE ANAPHORA SIMILE PERSONIFICATION HYPERBOLE APOSTROPHE IRONY ALLITERATION FORESHADOWING
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    13. 13. The figuresofspeechSomething that is itself and also stands for something else:BED: rest, peace and security.DARKNESS: peace, silence, rest, comfort, death, evilHEART: love - spiritual, emotional and moral core of a human being,(Here, the bed is the murder weapon, so it is an : __________________ ) SYMBOL ANASTROPHE ANAPHORA SIMILE PERSONIFICATION HYPERBOLE APOSTROPHE IRONY ALLITERATION FORESHADOWING
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    15. 15. The figuresofspeechSimiles and metaphors are both figures speech that are usedto describe something by comparing it with something else.Similes use the words “like” or “as” while metaphors do not.The man’s eye is like the eye of a vulture. This is a ________ METAPHOR ANASTROPHE ANAPHORA SIMILE PERSONIFICATION HYPERBOLE APOSTROPHE IRONY ALLITERATION FORESHADOWING
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    17. 17. The figuresofspeechAddressing someone absent or dead or somethingnonhuman as if that person or thing were present and aliveand could reply to what is being said. This figure ofspeechiscalled…(“You fancy me mad.”) SYMBOL ANASTROPHE ANAPHORA SIMILE PERSONIFICATION HYPERBOLE APOSTROPHE IRONY ALLITERATION FORESHADOWING RHETORICAL QUESTION METAPHOR
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    19. 19. The figuresofspeechIt does not presuppose an answer but rather to spark(accendere la scintilla) readers into thinking about a subject(“but why will you say that I am mad?”) SYMBOL ANASTROPHE ANAPHORA SIMILE PERSONIFICATION HYPERBOLE APOSTROPHE IRONY ALLITERATION FORESHADOWING RHETORICAL QUESTION METAPHOR
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    21. 21. The figuresofspeechGiving attributes of a human being to an animal, object, orconcept.“Death in approaching him had stalked with his black shadowbefore him and enveloped the victim.” SYMBOL METAPHOR ANAPHORA SIMILE PERSONIFICATION HYPERBOLE APOSTROPHE IRONY ALLITERATION FORESHADOWING
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    23. 23. The figuresofspeech: let’srevise!A repeated word, phrase, sentence or cluster of words at thebeginning of a clause.“I heard all things in heaven and in the earth. I heard manythings in hell.” SYMBOL ANASTROPHE ANAPHORA SIMILE PERSONIFICATION HYPERBOLE APOSTROPHE IRONY ALLITERATION FORESHADOWING
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