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Figurative Language

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ryan price

on 23 September 2014

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Figurative Language
a form of extended metaphor where everything in the story has a meaning that lies outside the story itself

the use of small hints or clues that will suggest will happen later in the story
Definition: exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
when a sentence starts with the same sound or letter
the dictionary definition of a word
the implied meaning of a word; not the dictionary meaning
the substitution of a less offensive expression in place of an offensive or unpleasant one
the struggle in fiction; it is any obstacle that get sin the way of an expected outcome; it can be internal or external, and there are three types man vs man, man vs nature, man vs self
any sound considered with reference to its quality, pitch, strength, source, etc.
a brief reference to a well-known person, event or place that can be real or fake in literation or a work of art
an implied difference between what is said and what is meant/there are three kinds - situation – verbal – dramatic
when one theme or idea in a story or character is paralleled to a contrary theme or idea
is a comparison of two unlike things without using the words like or as and instead using a form of the verb to be am / is / are / was / were
the emotional attitude an author takes towards his subject/ the mood can change throughout the story
language that evokes one or all of the five senses
the time and place in fiction
is a word that imitates the sound it represented
putting two contradictory words together
plays on words / a figure of speech that consists of liberate confusion of similar words or phrases for a typically humorous effect
a statement that reveal a kind of truth between two opposing ideas that at first seem contradictory
an object or action that means something more than its literal meaning
giving human like qualities to animals or objects
a literary tone used to make fun of human vice or weakness
the method used by a writer to develop a character
Ryan: Denotation, Allegory, Alliteration, Connotation, Theme, Euphemism
Cassidi: Characterization, Imagery, Setting, Tone, Juxtaposition, Onomatopoeia, Oxymoron
Hannah: Conflict, Puns, Hyperbole, Irony, Foreshadowing, Symbol
Ethen: personification, allusion, satire, mood, paradox, metaphor

the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.
The rise in poverty will unlock the Pandora’s box of crimes.
“To be, or not to be–that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep…”
“Life were better ended by their hate,
Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love”
“It is the unkindest tied that ever any man tied.”
“Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.”

1. My grandmother is as old as the hills.
2. Your suitcase weighs a ton!
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
they have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,”
The Great Gatsby
“O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear;”
“Catching the Rye”
''All morons hate it when you call them a moron.''
In the first installment of the Harry Potter series, a large part of the book takes place at the protagonist, Harry’s, aunt’s and uncle’s place, living in the “muggle” (non-magical) world with the “muggle” folks, and Harry is unaware of his magical capabilities and blood. This setting establishes the background that Harry has a non-magical childhood with other “muggle” people and has no clue about his special powers or his parents and is raised much like, actually worse than, regular people, till his 11th birthday.
“Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
The buzzing bee flew away.
The sack fell into the river with a splash.
The books fell on the table with a loud thump.
He looked at the roaring sky.
The rustling leaves kept me awake.
“I find no peace, and all my war is done
I fear and hope, I burn and freeze like ice,
I flee above the wind, yet can I not arise;”
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