Figure of speech By: Fatma Hamed Al-Khaziri
Content Simile Metaphor Personification Alliteration Irony Exclamation Litotes Transferred Epithet Metonymy Onomatopoeia: Sound
Simile Definition: Is a direct comparison between two different objects using as or like. E.g. He is as brave as a lion. is as brave as
Metaphor Definition: It is an Implied Simile but it doesn’t include the words like & as. E.g. He is a peacock. is
Personification Definition: Is used whena human action is given to a non human. E.g. The rabbit is wearing a tie.
Alliteration Definition: A letter is repeated specially the first letter.(sound) E.g. The bright bird flew.
Irony Definition: A positive sentence gives negative stress to the meaning or we mean the opposite of the sentence. E.g. Khalfan is a very young man.(means very old)
Exclamation Definition: It is used to draw attention through surprise. E.g. What a disgusting picture!
Litotes Definition: It means negative sentence gives positive stress to the meaning of the sentence. E.g. I’m not an ordinary man. (means extra-ordinary man)
Transferred Epithet Definition: It means when human feeling is transferred to non-human or non-living thing. E.g. The night was sleepless for him. (His sleeplessness is transferred to the night)
Metonymy Definition: It is a substitution of name. E.g. The house will oppose this budget. (Members of lokSabha)
Onomatopoeia Definition: When words suggest the sense of sound. E.g. The babble rose and burst around.