Bud, Not Buddy Chapter 15-19 Review
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A euphemism is a polite expression used in place of words or phrases that otherwise might be considered harsh or unpleasant to hear. Euphemisms are used regularly, and there are many examples in everyday language and in literature.
The girl went to powder her nose. (go to bathroom)
You are becoming a little thin on top. (bald)
Symbolism is the creative use of objects, or symbols, to represent or indicate deeper meaning. It is important that we recognize the author's use of symbols to understand the deeper meaning of the text.
Heart or red rose symbolizing love
Dove symbolizing peace
Door opening symbolizing opportunity
Allusion is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. It does not describe in detail the person or thing to which it refers. It is just a passing comment and the writer expects the reader to possess enough background knowledge to spot the allusion and grasp its importance in a text. The use of allusions is not confined to literature alone. Their occurrence is fairly common in our daily speech. Look at some common allusion examples in everyday life:
"Don't act like a Romeo in front of her." ("Romeo" is a reference to Shakespeare's Romeo, a passionate lover of Juliet, in "Romeo and Juliet")
The rise in poverty will unlock the Pandora's box of crimes. (This is an allusion to one of The Greek Myths, "Pandora's Box")
"This place is like a Garden of Eden." (This is a biblical allusion to the "garden of God" in the Book of Genesis)
"Hey! Guess who the new Newton of our school is?" ("Newton", means a genius student, alludes to a famous scientist Isaac Newton)
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