Figures of Speech

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What are and how do you define Figures of Speech? The definition of is as follows:

 

English Grammar & Terminology Figurative Language - Figures of Speech

In Figurative Language we employ words in such a way that they differ somewhat from their ordinary signification in commonplace speech and convey our meaning in a more vivid and impressive manner than when we use them in their every-day sense. Figures make speech more effective, they beautify and emphasize it.

Figures of speech are organised into different categories such as alliteration, metaphor, similes etc and used as a poetic device

Definition of Figurative Language - Figures of Speech

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Figures of speech are organised into different categories such as alliteration, metaphor, similes etc and used as a poetic device. These expressions use words or sounds which are arranged in a particular way to achieve a specific effect. Figures of speech use word association to convey emotion and mood often in a non-literal sense. Figures of speech add adornment, beautifies, colors, elegant variation, embellishment, embroidery, emphasis, exclamation, flourish, floweriness, irony, lushness and and adds luxuriance to the English language and often used by famous poets as a poetic device.

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There are four kinds of figures:

  • Orthography which change the spelling of a word
  • Etymology which change the form of words
  • Syntax which change the construction of sentences
  • Rhetoric or the art of speaking and writing effectively which change the mode of thought

List of 10 Figures of Speech - Categories

Figures of speech are organised into different categories. The principal, most important and those categories most often used as a poetic device are detailed in the following 10 figures of speech:

Definitions and examples of all of these figures of speech and many other figures of speech and poetic devices can be accessed via the following links:

 

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There are many other figures of speech which give piquancy to language and play upon words in such a way as to convey a meaning different from their ordinary signification in common every-day speech and writing

Examples Help - Figures of Speech - Understanding English Grammar!

English Grammar applies rules for standard use of words and how their component parts combine to form sentences. A grammar is also a system for classifying and analyzing the elements of language including inflections, functions, rules and relations in the sentence. This page about Figures of Speech will help with the understanding of this subject.

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