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Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

Parent Category: English Language
Includes questions related to rules and methods used in literature and using words, terms and sentences in figurative or nonliteral ways;
The opposite of individualism is collectivism.
The synonyms could be challenging or contending. The terms for unseating an incumbent or champion is to oust, depose or dethrone.
Budweis or Böhmisch Budweis, is a statutory city in the CzechRepublic. It is the largest city in the South Bohemian Region . Thebeer is alleged to have been first brewed there
When a company wants to make a deal with a programming company or asystem analyst (to be more precise) for designing a system for thecompany, they use a Requirement Specification Document to writetheir system requirements.
Partying and celebrations
The monument represents more than just four great presidents,McGee-Ballinger said. It's a theme of the nation's history andunity. Washington represents the nation's founding. Jefferson, whocompleted the Louisiana Purchase, represents expansion. Lincolnsymbolizes preservation. And Roosevelt...
Hood is the slang word of 'ghetto' where blacks stay because they don't have any money or grew up without parents.
The acronym ADC stands for Association Of District Councils.
TFJ means Thanks For Joining.
It's an expression which basically means: "Whatever you've done,it's going to end up in a mess" or that it's going to end up reallybad.
Usually the figure of speech which is called a simile compares two words, or two objects or ideas, that describe things which normally aren't a bit like one another. An example of a simile is: 'My love is like a red, red rose.' Or, you might say, 'My maths test was as prickly as a holly bush.'
The acronym BCA stands for Basic Credit Approval.
1 syllable: bane, blain, brain, Cain, cane, chain, crane, dane, drain, Dwayne, fain, feign, fein, gain, grain, jain, Jane, jayne, lain, lane, main, Maine, mane, pain, pane, plain, plane, rain, reign, rein, sane, slain, Spain, sprain, stain, strain, train, twain, vain, vane, vein, wane, Wayne 2...
The acronym EFT stands for Electronic Funds Transfer.
There is no way of knowing this, as it was probably one of the primitive humans who was first tricked into doing something by another primitive human.
Red generally has to do with both Shinto and Buddhist traditions,and brides often wear it. Orange means happiness and love Yellow means bravery and cheerfulness (quite the opposite of ourWestern interpretation of cowardice). It's also to color of thenational crest, the chrysanthemum, and in Buddhism...
Holiness, faith and purity. Also, as they bloom in the spring theycan express the idea of rebirth.
One December morning near the end of the year when snow was falling moist and heavy for miles all around, so that the earth and the sky were indivisible, Mrs. Bridge emerged from her home and spread her umbrella. The remaining clauses explain the first/main clause. These subordinated clauses help...
Exceptionally, particularly, specifically, notably, primarily, mainly...
A doze of sunscreen might work...
The image is of your tongue as an engine- it's going so fast that it's heated up. This idiom means you're talking too much.
i dont think so it could be made up from ruta and used as a word meaning all things good and wow (e.g the french would say volla!)
Macbeth puts Banquo's empty chair in the place of honor, only tohave it filled by Banquo's ghost, whom only Macbeth can see.
yes rhuta is found by a dead cell Its the name of an homeopathic remedy and the name of a computer company in India
BETBlack Entertainment Television
admeasurement, amplitude, apportionment, breadth , bulk , capacity , cut , degree , dimension , distribution , division , equation, expanse , extent , fraction, magnitude , measure , measurement , part , percentage, portion , quota, rate , ratio, relationship , scale , scope , ...
Aluminum rhymes with Jerusalem.
That it doesnt mean anything if you dont make them say anything but people usually say "it doesn't mean a thing"
Allusion is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. It does not describe in detail the person or thing to which it refers. It is just a passing comment and the writer expects the reader to possess enough knowledge...
There are list of programming languages in computer software.Moreover the assigned code word letters are in the Englishalphabet. So, it is easy to transmit. Also, there are plenty ofalphabetic abbreviations like; www- world wide web, I/O -- input/output, IP -- internet protocol & many more. Although...
Pied pipper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Sally picks seashells by the seashore.
Answer . pirates of the carribean, the curse of the blackpearl, captain barbosa to elizabeth swan.
I think you're referring to AD... If so: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anno_Domini
Automotive refinish is another word for car painting.
Bro, DOOR-HINGE. Door-hinge rhymes with Orange.
The acronym ACO stands for Administrative Contracting Officer.
The acronym LOC stands for Lines Of Code. The acronym loc can mean a few different things. one meaning is line of credit, but it can also be an abbreviation for library of congress. In the medical field loc is an acronym for loss of consciousness . Liquid Organic Cleaner (an Amway product)
The acronym LR stands for Long Range.
The acronym LSS stands for Logistics Support System.
The acronym LSM stands for Logistic Support Manager.
Very similar to: Make sure your words are short and sweet, because you never know when you are going to have to eat them!! Your name must taste good because it's always in someones mouth means; you are talked about a lot. Hopefully they are all saying nice things....
1. Close a) Shut :Did you close the windows before leaving thehouse? b) Near: The post office is close to the bank inthe main town. 2.Bow a) Type of knot: She always wraps her presents with colourful bows /bəʊz/ b) To make a forward movement with the top part of your body:Japanese...
Jam . slam . cam . spam . ram . yam . ma'am . lamb . bam . wham . Pam . graham . Spam . gram . dram . pram . Sam (A name) . Damn / Dam (A word used in anger / what a beaver makes) . Wham (A band) . Fam (Short for family) . Ham . Flam (Food)
Just a few off the top of my head: Eager Voluntarily Enthusiastic Inclined Hope this helps!
ac ... ante cibum... Take medication before meals ad lib... ad libitum ... Take the medication as much as desired ad ... auris dextra ... Use medication in right ear as ... auris sinistra ... Use medication in left ear au ... auris uterque ... Use medication in both ears bid... bis...
Gripping Squeezing Grasping Just a few off the top of my head. Hope this helps!
They can be. Eager in some circumstances suggests anxious, impatient, or enthusiastic. Excited may not mean eager to do something, but for having done something.
Depends on what you feel like saying really if that makes sense. Bed Room Dorm Hope it helps!
The Grapefruit Leagues is the food-related idiom for pre-seasonleagues.
Tugged Heaved Lugged Hauled Yanked Pulled Take your pick. Hope this helps!
The animals were the creators. They actually created the earth and saved the woman. the left-handed and right-handed brothers were God and Satan. one was evil and one was pure and good, angel-like.
There are no perfect rhymes for the word enthusiast.
Tempest, blast, whiteout, sleet.
One archetype is the serpent sheds its skin, in which in Gilgamesh the serpent sheds its skin because of youth. The other is the serpent is sneaky and sly just like they are today. The last one is that the plant contains special features, in which today, herbs (plant) contain healing powers.
The braziers are in the corridors that followed the suite, oppositeto each window. They add to the atmosphere because the lightproduced wild looks on anyone who dared to look at them.
The word for opposite terms used together is an oxymoron. The words can be opposites but create a rational meaning. Examples would be "silent scream, "jumbo shrimp," or "wise fool."
"Your poise" means "the poise belonging to you." Perhaps you actually heard someone say "YOU'RE POISED," which means that you are calm and in control of yourself
Label is a synonym for handle (name).
A synonym for Cannibal is Anthropophagite, a person who eatshuman flesh
This is not true. First of all, cold is relative. What may be very cold to you may not be very cold to me. Second, the freezing temperature of water is 32F, a very common temperature in areas where it snows. However, the temperature can be 0F for days and days and not snow or it might snow on a day...
Authors use metaphors and similes to help describe people, objects or places. Metaphors are used to encourage the reader to draw a comparison between two seemingly unrelated things, and find similarities between them. For example, the phrase "My garden is an oasis" does not literally mean it is an...
Shave rhymes with forgave.
the irony is Mathilde desperately wants to be of a higher class so she sacrifices one night of excitement and being noticed by the rich that she ends up spending her whole life even more unhappy and poor than she started out because she borrowed what she thought was a diamond necklace and ended up...
claim, charge, challenge, state, maintain, declare, assert, uphold
Words for people who are similar (alike in some way) could include : counterpart match soulmates twins two of a kind (having affinity : simpatico, compatibility, rapport)