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Scheme & Trope Examples
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"The shower room, steamy like a Louisiana summer, rang with the athlete's jubilant laughter."
"She had the smile of a Cheshire Cat."
"There are more reasons for NASA to fund a trip to Jupiter than there are miles in the journey."
"A cup of coffee would not be unwelcome."
"He hammered the ball in the same way Babe Ruth did."
"To err is human, to forgive divine."
"This continued for many year - some say longer than it should have - before a new brand of leader put an end to it."
"Critics, beware. There is a new film maker in town."
"Jockeying for room on the table were turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, pies, rolls, butter, cranberry sauce, a cornucopia of vegetables."
"His hair and face and eyes and mouth combined to form an image of absolute power."
"The captain shouted, 'All hands on deck.'"
"The brass showed up unexpectedly and performed a surprise inspection."
"The cool wind bathed the runner's hot and tired body."
"The cat's meows woke me in the middle of the night."
"The comedian was seriously funny."
"He spoke of times past and future, and dreamt of things to be."
"I can resist anything but temptation." - Oscar Wilde
"A happy life depends on a liver."
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth...the proposition that all men are created equal."
"His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead." - from James Joyce's "The Dead"
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