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  1. What is a simile?
    A simile is a figure of speech comparing two unlike things, often introduced with the word "like" or "as". It takes the form of:X is (not) like YX is (not) as YX is (not) similar to YExamples of simile:He fights like a lion.He swims as fast as a fish.He slithers like a snake."My dad was a mechanic by trade when he was in the Army, When he got the tools out, he was like a surgeon."
  2. What is a metaphor?
    • Unlike simile, metaphor (from the Greek language: meaning "transfer") is language that directly compares seemingly unrelated subjects. It is a figure of speech that compares two or more things not using like or as. In the simplest case, this takes the form:
    • X - is - Y
    • Examples of metaphor:All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances;(William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 2/7)
  3. What is oxymoron?
    • An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines incongruous or contradictory terms. The plural is oxymorons or oxymora.Examples:An oximoron can be made of an adjective and a noun:
    • Dark light
    • Deafening silence
    • Living dead
    • Open secret
    • Virtual reality
    • Oximorons can also be a combination of a noun and a verb.
    • The silence whistles
  4. Hyperbole
    • Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally. Hyperboles are exaggerations to create emphasis or effect.
    • Examples
    • Examples of hyperbole include:
    • The bag weighed a ton.
    • I was so hungry; I could eat a horse!
    • She's older than the hills.
    • I could sleep for a year; I was so tired.
    • He's filthy rich.
    • He's got tons of money.
    • I've told you a million times to help with the housework.
  5. what is paradox?
    • A figure of speech in which a statement appears to contradict itself. Adjective: paradoxical.
    • Examples

    • A rich man is no richer than a beggar. ― Anonymous
    • I'm nobody. ― Anonymous
    • I'm a liar. How do you know if I'm telling the truth? ― Anonymous
    • I can resist anything but temptation. ― Oscar Wilde
    • Don't go near the water until you've learned to swim. ― Anonymous
  6. what is prosopopoeia ?
    is a figure of speech in which an imaginary or absent person is represented as speaking or acting
  7. what is Irony
    Irony is a figure of speech in which there is a contradiction of expectation between what is said what is really meant. It is characterized by an incongruity, a contrast, between reality and appearance. There are three types of irony: verbal, dramatic and situational.

    His argument was as clear as mud.

    The two identical twins were arguing. One of them told the other: "You're ugly"
  8. Stream of consciousness (narrative mode)
    In literary criticism, stream of consciousness is a narrative mode, or device, that seeks "to depict the multitudinous thoughts and feelings which pass through the mind. Another term for it is 'interior monologue'."[1] The term was coined by William James in 1890 in his The Principles of Psychology, and in 1918 May Sinclair first applied the term stream of consciousness, in a literary context, when discussing Dorothy Richardson's novels.
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