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20 Example Of Figures Of Speech

 SIMILE
 My love for you is as deep as an ocean.
 METAPHOR
 He is a walking encyclopedia.
 PERSONIFICATION
 The stars winked at each other in the dark.
 HYPERBOLE
 I had a ton of chores to do..
 IRONY
 “What a pleasant day”(when it is raining heavily).
 ANAPHORA
 Julius Ceasar by William Shakespeare
“And do you now put on your best attire?
And do you now cull out a holiday?
And do you now strew flowers in his way
That comes in triumph over Pompey’s blood?
Be gone!”
 ASSONANCE
 “Fleet sweep by sleeping geese”.
 APOSTROPHE
 “Blue moon, you saw me standing alone without a dream in my heart, without a
love of my own”. By Lorenz Hart
 ANTITHESIS
 “Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.”
 UNDERSTATEMENT
 “It is just a little cool today” (when the temperature outside is 5º below zero)
 ALLITERATION
 “She sells seashell by the seashore”
 METONYMY.
 “I’m mighty glad Georgia waited till after Christmas before it seceded or it would
ruined the Christmas parties”.
 SYNECHDOCHE.
 His parents bought him a brand new wheel.
 ONOMATOPOEIA
 The door creaked open in the old mansion.
 CHIASMUS
 Never let a fool kiss you or a kiss fool you.
 LITOTES
 It was not unlike my dream= It was just like my dream
 PUN.
 Why are teddy bears never hungry ? They are always stuffed!
 EUPHEMISM
 Letting someone go instead of firing someone
 PARADOX
 “Whatv pity that youth must be wasted on the young.” –George Bernard Shaw
 IMAGERY
 I could hear the popping and crackling as mom dropped the bacon into the frying
pan, and soon the salty, greasy smell wafted toward me.
20 Example Of Figures Of Speech

 SIMILE
 Her skin is as white as a snow.
 METAPHOR
 He is the blacksheep of the family.
 PERSONIFICATION
 The leaves waved in the wind.
 HYPERBOLE
 I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.
 IRONY
 I saw a fish drowning.
 ANAPHORA
 Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth
Five years have passed;
Five summers, with the length of
Five long winters! and again I hear these waters….
 ASSONANCE
 “Try to light the fire”.
 APOSTROPHE
 O death, where is thy sting?
 ANTITHESIS
 “ Man proposes, God disposes.”
 UNDERSTATEMENT
 “I wouldn’t say he was thin” (when describing a very obese person)
 ALLITERATION
 “Peter piper picked a peck of pickled paper”
 METONYMY
 The pen is mightier than the sword.
 SYNECHDOCHE
 The ship was lost with all hands.
 ONOMATOPOEIA
 The tires of the car halted with a loud screech.
 CHIASMUS
 Do I love you because you’re beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you?
 LITOTES
 That’s was no pleasant= It was a horrible journey
 PUN
 Why did the spider go to the computer ? To check his web site.
 EUPHEMISM
 Correctional facility instead of jail
 PARADOX
 “I can resist anything but temptitation.” – Oscar Wilde.
 IMAGERY.
 The golden yellow sunlight filtered down through the pale new leaves on the oak
trees, coming to rest Jessica’s bown toes that were splayed in the red Georgia
mud.

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