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Figures of Speech - Definition and Examples
The figures of speech are the various rhetorical uses of language that depart from customary construction, order, or significance.
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 of a figure of speech
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 ...
Review Quiz: Top 20 Figures of Speech - Grammar & Composition
This quiz should help you understand and remember the terms and concepts introduced in our article on the Top 20 Figures of Speech.
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, ...
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 ...
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 .
Favorite Figures of Speech - Eight Masters of Figurative Language
In our writing and speech, we all use many different figures of speech, whether we know the names of them or not. At times, we may favor one figure (simile, ...
Figurative Language - Definition and Examples
Figurative language is language in which figures of speech (such as metaphors, similes, and hyperbole) freely occur.
Writing Styles and Figures of Speech Resources Index
Style and rhetoric are ancient arts--of persuasion, expression, and effective communication--that are just as valuable to writers today as they were to students in ...