figure of speech
an expression that strives for literary effect rather than conveying a literal meaning
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as') "Edna is as stubborn as a mule!"
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as
Implies or suggests the comparison between the two thing without stating it directly
A metaphor developed at great length, occurring frequently in or throughout a work.
Metaphors that dominate or organize an entire poem.
when a part is used to signify a whole, "all hands on deck"
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is ASSOCIATED with it. Example- "Watch out for blue lights on the interstate." Blue lights represent the police
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent or imaginary person, or some abstraction. Example-"Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky."
(Jane Taylor, "The Star," 1806)
exaggeration- She gave us a BAZILLION pages of homework for tonight!
the opposite of exaggeration. It is a technique for developing irony and/or humor where one writes or says less than intended. Example-"The grave's a fine and private place, But none, I think, do there embrace."
(Andrew Marvell, "To His Coy Mistress")
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. Example- "The pen is mightier than the sword"
a figure of speech that is a combination of seemingly contradictory words. Ex. Jumbo shrimp