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Figures of Speech - Definition and Examples
For examples of the most common figures, follow the links at The Top 20 Figures of Speech. Also, see Examples and Observations, below. For definitions of well ...
Top 20 Figures of Speech - Definitions and Examples
Though there are hundreds of figures of speech, here we'll focus on just 20 of the most common figures.
Figure of Speech: Definition and Examples (Grammar)
As Professor Brian Vickers has observed, "It is a sad proof of the decline of rhetoric that in modern colloquial English the phrase 'a figure of speech' has come to ...
apostrophe (figure of speech) - definition and examples
A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as if present and capable of understanding. Heinrich Lausberg notes that ...
Brief Introductions to 30 Common Figures of Speech
What's the difference between a metaphor and a simile? personification and apostrophe? understatement and litotes? Of the hundreds of figures of speech, ...
Writing Styles and Figures of Speech Resources Index
Style & Figures of Speech. Style and rhetoric are ancient arts--of persuasion, expression, and effective communication--that are just as valuable to writers today ...
Oxymoron - Definition and Examples (Figure of Speech)
Definition: A figure of speech in which incongruous or seemingly contradictory terms appear side by side; a compressed paradox. Plural: oxymora or oxymorons .
simile - definition and examples of similes - figures of speech
A simile is a figure of speech in which two fundamentally unlike things are explicitly compared, usually in a phrase introduced by "like" or "as."
Review Quiz: Top 20 Figures of Speech - Grammar and Composition
This quiz should help you understand and remember the terms and concepts introduced in the Top 20 Figures of Speech. For each question below, choose the  ...
irony - definition and examples - figures of speech and thought
Suppose you hear a political candidate give a terribly long speech, one that rambles on and on without end. Afterward you might turn to a friend sitting next to  ...
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