Peter Piper picked. a peck of pickled peppers!. Alliteration:. Repetition of the same sound at the beginning of two or more stressed syllables. . Allusion. A reference to something supposed to be known,but not explicitly mentioned ; .
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a peck of pickled peppers!
Repetition of the same sound at the beginning of two or more stressed syllables.
A reference to something supposed to be known,but not explicitly mentioned;
Little Lamb, I'll tell thee:He is called by thy name,For he calls himself a Lamb.He is meek & he is mild;He became a little child.
Address of something not human or some
person not present.
On thy cold, gray stones, O Sea!
Repetition of similar vowel sounds, preceded and followed by different consonants, in the stressed syllables of adjacent words.
So fair thou art, my bonnie lass, So deep in love am I: And I will love thee still, my dear, Till a' the seas gang dry.
Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear, And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
Exaggeration for poetic effect
Three Kinds of Irony: 1. Verbal Irony Is a Discrepancy beween What Is Said or Written and What Is Meant..2. Dramatic Irony Occurs When an Audience Perceives Something That a Character in the Literature Does Not Know.3. Irony of Situation Is a Discrepancy Between the Expected Result and Actual Results
To: All English faculty
From: Department Chair
Subject: Big Words
I have received another complaint from a
student. The student says her teacher uses
big words. I was sympathetic. I told her that college teachers sometimes use big words. I told her college students sometimes try to learn big words. She was not convinced. She was not satisfied. That is not good. Walt Disney teaches us that the customer is always right. We should do what Walt Disney tells us. That is why I ask that you not use big words. Thank you for not using big words.
In the Greek drama
Oedipus Rex, the
audience is aware that
Oedipus has killed his
father and married his mother long before he
is aware of this situation.
irony of situation is a discrepancy between the expected result and actual results
In Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour,” the
protagonist is expected to fall apart when she
hears of her husband’s death in a train accident,
but instead she experiences joy. When her
husband walks in the door, instead of being
delighted as observers might expect, she drops
The pen is mightier than the sword
An implied Rather than direct comparison.
The wind sweeps the clouds.
a two word paradox
a statement that seems to be
self-contradictory but which is
Shame is Pride’s Cloak!
William Blake’s “Proverbs of Hell”
Items from different classes are explicitly
compared by a connective such as like,as,
or than, or by a verb such as
appears or seems.
Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore
A figure of speech in which a part is used for
the whole (as hand for sailor), the whole for
a part (as the law for police officer
Giving one’s hand