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“I TELL MYSELF TO MYSELF AND THROW THE BURDEN

ON MY BOOK AND FEEL RELIEVED” – ANNE LISTER


FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

1.Alliteration – is meant to be more than a tonque twister, though.


Example: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
2.Anaphora – is the repetition of a certain word or phrase at the
beginning of successive lines of writing or speech.
Example: “I want my money right now, right here, all right?”
3.Assonance – takes place when two or more words, close to one
another repeat the same vowel sound, but start with different
consonant sounds.
Example: “Men sell the wedding bells.”
4.Hyperbole – is the use of obvious and deliberate exaggeration.
Example: I’m so angry, I could kill him!
5.Irony – is a figure of speech in which words are used in such a way
that their intended meaning is different from actual meaning of the
words.
Example: I saw a fish drowning.
6.Metaphor – a word or phrase for one thing that is used to refer to
another thing in order to show or suggest that they are similar.
Example: I am titanium.
7.Simile – is a figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing
similarities between two different things.
Example: He is funny as a monkey.
8.Metonymy – is a figure of speech that replaces the name of a thing
with the name of something else with which it is closely associated.
Example: Let me give you a hand.
9.Onomatopoeia - is a word that actually looks like the sound it
makes, and we can almost hear those sounds as we read.
Example: Ticktock, ticktock… the sound of the clock was all that
could be heard in the hospital waiting room.
10.Paradox - is a statement that, despite apparently valid reasoning
from true premises, leads to an apparently-self-contradictory or
logically unacceptable conclusion.
Example: Your enemy's friend is your enemy.
11.Personification - is a figure of speech where human qualities
are given to non-living objects.
Example: My alarm clock yells at me to get out of bed every
morning.
12.Pun - is a joke that plays on the multiple meanings of a
word, or on two words that sound the same.
Example: You were right, so I left.
13.Synecdoche - is a figure of speech in which a term for a part of
something refers to the whole of something or vice versa.
Example: Beautiful are the feet that bring the good news."
The Bible
14.Understatement - is the deliberate description of
something in a way that makes it seem less important
than it actually is.
Example: Telling a friend about the expensive trip you
just took to Disney World: "It's a little pricy."
15.Antithesis - is the term used to refer to an author's
use of two contrasting or opposite terms in a sentence for
effect. The two terms are set near each other to enhance
or highlight the contrast in opposite meaning.
Example: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of
times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age
of foolishness." Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
16.Euphemism - is a word or phrase that is substituted
for a word or phrase that is considered to be too
straightforward or blunt when referring to something sad,
distasteful, or upsetting.
Example: Negative patient outcome instead of died.
17.Oxymoron - is a figure of speech in which words or
phrases that appear to express opposite thoughts are
used in conjunction and describe a situation where both
words or phrases are aptly applied.
Example: Dark day.
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“IN THE JOURNAL I DO NOT JUST
EXPRESS MYSELF MORE OPENLY THAN I
COULD TO ANY PERSON; I CREATE
MYSELF.” -SUSAN SONTAG