Figure of speech

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  • Verbal Communication: Principle For A Lifetime

    Communication: Principle for a Lifetime, Steven Beebe, Susan Beebe, and Diana Ivy give tips on how to deliver a memorable speech that utilizes effective communication. I will also analyze my classmates’ speeches to exemplify devices that make a speech entertaining and engaging. An effective communicator thinks about how to engage the audience both verbally and nonverbally. A strong communicator considers how to maintain the audience focus during the speech, along with how to make the audience feel included.…

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  • Twelfth Night Monologue Analysis

    The choosing of such words is a form of diction. The significance of diction as a literary element is that it enables the writer to build and convey a typical mood, atmosphere and tone to the readers. Additionally, the choice of words of the writer or use of diction conveys the feelings of the writer toward the work of literature as well as affects the attitude of the readers towards that given literary work. From the monologue, diction is marked by the author’s use of the figures of…

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  • The Characteristics Of Imagery In The Yellow Wallpaper And The Open Boat

    The story “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “The Open Boat” has many different qualities they both share. They both display a prominent use of the same key figures of speech, but one that stands out the most for both is imagery. Imagery is any sensory detail in a work. Meaning anything that seems very detailed and that can be imaged in people’s minds is imagery. Throughout the whole story they show a pattern of imagery very deeply. Another key figure of speech that both of the books use is third…

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  • Figurative Language In To Kill A Mockingbird

    of great price—purchased with all she had—her mother's only treasure!" The author is making a reference to the parable of The Pearl of Great Price. It was about a merchant who sold all of his belongings so he could buy that pearl. Just like that pearl was his greatest and only treasure so was Pearl Hester's only and most prized treasure. Hyperbole-exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. Ex: "clutching at his heart, as if he would have torn it out of his bosom" (Ch.…

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  • Literary Analysis Of The Minefield By Diane Thiel

    This, according to Scott Helton’s explication on “The Minefield”, “helps to convey the forcefulness of [the words’] meaning. Throughout the poem, the reader may notice a certain choppiness in the rhythm, with short statements without any decorating transitional words nor flowery speech. For example, the final line of the first stanza which describes the boy’s friend’s death simple states “his body was scattered across the field.” This statement lacks common euphemisms surrounding death and…

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  • The Importance Of Literary Elements In The Bible

    This speech is very common in the bible. It is defined as “when more is said than is literally meant.” John 4:29 is an example of Hyperbole. A Samaritan woman spoke about Jesus and said “He told me all that I ever did.” Jesus did not tell the woman everything she had ever done in her life. The Samaritan woman was trying to make a point by using hyperbole. Another example of hyperbole is founded in John 3:26. John’s disciples were telling John about the popularity increasing of Jesus’ ministry.…

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  • Summary Of Do What You Love By Gordon Marino

    notion of doing what you love or find meaningful is not the idea that comes first to mind; nor should it” (Page 2, Para. 1). This anecdote helps Marino establish a powerful tone in his essay by letting his audience inside his life and how he views young adult’s choices. These examples show Marino’s effective usage of storytelling. Another important strategy writer’s use in persuasive writing, is to appeal to the reader as a credible and authoritative writer. In his first anecdote, for instance,…

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  • Reflective Essay: The Learning Narrative

    During the discussion I learned a great deal of things from my classmates. The use of rhetoric played an enormous role during our exchange of words. The group shared their perspective on different topics covered in class. It was beneficial to share my ideas and receive feedback. I was able to hear my colleagues’ ideas about an array of subjects including: First drafts, peer editing, rhetoric, the R.A.I.D.S. process, as well as our project. I grasped the concept of the “Sh*tty First Draft”…

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  • Rhetoric In Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

    The freedom of slaves King’s speech has been known as a masterpiece of rhetoric. One rhetorical device that King used is repetition. There are many examples that show repetition but the most common example in the speech is “I have a dream” that shows different aspects of King’s vision of rhetorical harmony. As learnt in class, Kairos shows opportunity, time and place. The speech was so powerful because of its kairos. In one of the sections, King repeated the phrase “one hundred years later”…

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  • Astrology Quotes In The Alchemist

    Character Astrology Signs Santiago Amongst reading the novel, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Santiago is the protagonist who sets off for a adventure in seek of treasure when he was informed by a wise man named Melchizedek. In addition Santiago learns about people’s opportunity to achieve their so called,”Personal Legend” in which he pursues his own Personal Legend embarking from Spain and concluding his journey at the Egyptian Pyramids. Throughout his venture he encounters several people…

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