Figures 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Synthesis Essay: The Issue Of Racial Autonomy

    Once, I heard my mom on the phone with my Grammy. I heard my mom tell my Grammy that she should not come over to our house in the snow because she could not afford “even a fender bender.” She explained to my Grammy that the trip just was not worth it. I remember spending the rest of the evening worried about how I would help my Grammy pay for a new fender bender since she could not afford one. As a child and now teenager, it is easy for me to misunderstand phrases and figures of speech that I…

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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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  • Edward Hoagland's On Stuttering

    person who has struggled with a physical impediment, but has still managed to lead a fairly normal life. Although He struggled with the impediment to the point of not voicing his own opinion, Edward Hoagland adapted to his impediment and was able to overcome the struggles he faced everyday. Some disabilities can leave people trapped inside their own body. The individual can not voice their opinion or what they want, such as Edward Hoagland, or needing twenty-four hours of care everyday. Many…

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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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  • Weapon Of Distraction And Numbness: Fighting Computer In Classrooms '

    metaphor, and allusion. A flashback is a device by which an event or scene taking place before the present time in the narrative is inserted into the chronological structure of the work. Meyer uses this in the essay when she writes “A teacher approached me after class a few weeks ago. “Did everyone seem a little bit distant today?” he asked. Yes, we had”. She uses this specific flashback to support her argument that technology is making students distant in the classroom and since the teacher had…

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  • Frederick Douglass Rhetorical Devices

    absurdity of slavery as an institution. Translating slavery in such a way allowed Douglass to convince his readers during the period to rise up against the practice of slavery. The Bible in the United States during the many years of slavery was omnipresent in the minds of the general population. Douglass knew this as a learned man, allowing him to coax readers through the use of allusion to Bible verses. Such an allusion is when Douglass quotes the story of Daniel when he says “I felt like…

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