• FIGURES OF SPEECH
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    FIGURES OF SPEECH

    Figures of speech refer to the connotative use of language. When a writer departs from (or moves beyond) the literal meanings (or denotations) of words for the sake of emphasis or vividness, we say that he is employing figures of speech. In other words, a figure of speech is a literary expression which either says one thing and means another or simply means something deeper than what it says.   LIST OF FIGURES OF SPEECH These figures can be subdivided into six broad headings: Figures of Similarity. Figures of Dissimilarity. Figures of Association or Connection. Figures Based on Imagination. Figures Based on Indirectness. Figures of Sound.   1) FIGURES OF…

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