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Transcript of Apposition
• A comparison between two things; usually used to give the audience a greater understanding of a situation ("Analogy",Dictionary.com).
Definition: • Using a word or a phrase to specify the position or meaning of a previously stated word, phrase, or noun (Dictionary.com).
Definition:• Repetitively using a word or a phrase to emphasize its importance. The phrase is placed at the beginning and at the end of the same sentence (dictionary.com).
• Definition: When part of an item is used to represent the whole item. Or when the whole item is used to represent just part of the item (Dictionary.com).
Definition:• When things that are non-human take on human characteristics or abilities (Dictionary.com).
• “In times like these, it is helpful to remember that there have always been times like these.”
The little dog laughed.
• My brother's car, a sporty red convertible with bucket seats, is the envy of my friends (OWL at
• The first state to ratify the U. S. Constitution, Delaware is rich in history (OWL at Purdue).
• “A minimum wage that is not a livable wage can never be a minimum wage.”
• The word “suits” refers to businessmen.
The suits had a meeting today ("synechdoche, Litearydevices.net).
• The phrase “gray beard” refers to an old man
The man was afraid of becoming a gray beard
The cold wind bit at the children as they ran for the school bus.
Lack of humor and or creativity due to the real life struggle of presenting a picture of a word that has the word anal in it...
The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg
behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
• She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just
before it throws up.
• John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had
also never met.
• The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating
for a while.
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