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Figurative Language

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language
By: Tony Diaz
Personification in
"The Masque of the Red Death"

Death is personified by a masked figure.
Imagery in "The Masque of the Red Death"
The different rooms in the story represent the phases of life.
Symbolism in "The Masque of the Red Death
The fortress in the story represents the people inside trying to hide from death.
Onomatopoeia in "The Masque of the Red Death
"there arose at length from the whole company a
buzz
, ..."
"countless neon signs"
Hyperbole in "Content of a Dead Man's Pockets"
Allegory in "The Masque of the Red Death"
The positions and colors of the seven chambers are allegorical to a sunrise and sunset. The bright blue room is the farthest east, which signifies the clear blue sky when the sun rises from the east in the morning. The blue signifies twilight, while the second to last room, which is violet, alludes to dusk. Each color progressively gets darker, and the most western room is black and red. Once the sun sets in the west, the sky becomes extremely dark.
Irony in "The Masque of the Red Death"
The Prince builds a castle to thwart the Red Death. He surrounds the castle with a "lofty wall" and with "gates of iron." The guests "brought furnaces and massy hammers and welded the bolts. They resolved to leave no means of ingress nor egress to the sudden despair or of frenzy within.". The castle fails to keep Death out and ironically keeps the guests imprisoned after the Red Death's arrival.
Simile in "The Masque of the Red Death
"[The Red Death] had come like a thief in the night."
Personal Example of Oxymoron
Amazingly insignificant.
Conclusion
Hyperbole: a deliberate, extravagant, and often outrageous exaggeration.
Personification: a kind of metaphor that gives inanimate objects or abstract ideas human characteristics.
Imagery: the images of a literary work; the sensory details of a work; the figurative language of a work
Symbolism: something that is simultaneously itself and a sign of something else.
Onomatopoeia: the use of words whose sound suggests their meaning.
Allegory: The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form.
Irony: the contrast between actual meaning and the suggestion of another meaning.
Simile: Comparison using like or as
Oxymoron: a form of paradox that combines a pair of contrary terms into a single expression. This combination usually serves the purpose of shocking the reader into awareness.
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