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"Among my personal highlights is the memory of having my picture taken with Uncle Paul, the legally blind host of Raleigh children's television show. Among Hugh's is the memory of having his picture taken with Buzz Aldrin on the last leg of the astronaut's world tour."
"we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans' we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender." Churchill
"What the hammer? What the chain, In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? What dread grasp. Dare its deadly terrors clasp?"- William Blake "The Tyger"
style in which one thing represents another (usually spiritual) thing; literary style using characters as symbols
"Our traveling habits have tired us. Can you give us a room with a view?" William Blake
description using a part of something to represent a whole or vice versa; a symbolic technique
a future event is referred to in anticipation; a grammatical construction that consists of putting a syntactic unit before that to which it would logically correspond
The entire premise fo the show Muppet Babies is analeptic (based on the future personalitiles of the Muppet characters--e.g. Gonzo's infatuation with chickens, Piggy's infatuation with Kermit)
The hypocrite's _____: I hate hypocrites, but the one thing I hate even more is intolerant hupocrites.
He played beautifully on the baby grand piano (or any other oxymoron--which is a small _____.
Bringing the antiques store on-line revealed a strange _____ between the antiquated and dated and the new and technological.
The company CEO had a dichotomous nature: his business persona was ruthless, cold-hearted, and brutal, bet he had made his empire through selling lullaby-singing candles.
Brief examples: free gift, in this day and age, newe innovation, adequate enough, ATM machine, PDD day, With malice toward none, with charity for all.
"This is like deja vu all over again" "You can observe a lot just by watching" "You've got to be carful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there." "If you can't imitate him, don't copy him." "I made a wrong mistake"
affirmative idea expressed by negation of the opposite (in order to emphasize the affirmative idea)
Description of "The ________ of Washington" (the rotunda mural in the U.S. Capitol): In the central group of the fresco, Brumidi depicted George Washington rising to the heavens in glory, flanked by female figures representing Liberty and Victory/Fame. A rainbow arches at his feet, and thirteen maidens symbolizing the original sates flank the three central figures. (The word "_____" in the title means literally the raising of a person to the rank of a god, or the glorification of a person as an ideal; George Washington was honored as a national icon in the nineteenth century.)
Oh, great and mighty, Ms. Cohen, English teacher of the gods, will you please give me a sticker?
character or idea that is the opposite of another and place next to each other (through juxtaposition) in parallel grammatical structure
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Dickens "In peace sons bury their fathers, in war fathers bury their sons." "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong
A the bees outside buzzed, Ma cooked up a steak that sizzled and brewed the tea pot, which whistled
direct analogy between two things that have little in common (an implied, rather than stated, comparison)
"Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage" Shakespeare
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