Figures of Speech

Figures of speech.

Apostrophe: a particular kind of personification in which we address something non-human as if it were human or alive; it is usually capitalized.
Absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as it present and capable of understanding.

Oxymoron: it is composed of a pair of neighboring contradictory word.
Allusion: an “indirect or passing reference” to create an image in the mind of the reader. There are four basic types: mythological, literature, religious, and historical.
Symbolism: a person, place, object, event, or action that represents a deeper meaning.
Alliteration: the repetition of at least of at least two or three consonants.
Assonance: it focuses on the repetition of a long vowel sounds.
Consonance: it is the repetition of constant sounds that is not limited to beginning of words.
Onomatopoeia: it is the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning.
Ironic: Happening in the opposite way to what is expected, thus typically causing wry amusement.
Irony: The expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous effect.

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