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Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

Includes questions related to rules and methods used in literature and using words, terms and sentences in figurative or nonliteral ways;

Asked in Idioms, Cliches, and Slang, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What are some examples of idioms?

Here are some of the more common idioms : Piece of cake - easy Under the weather - not feeling well Keep your chin up* - be brave Butterflies in your stomach - nervous All thumbs - clumsy Slip of the tongue - verbal error Slap on the wrist* - mild punishment Spill the beans - to tell something that was supposed to be secret At wit's end - frustrated until you can't think of anything else to do *these may not be considered actual idioms, because...
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What does 'of beauty rich and rare' mean?

you are trying to say two words in a sentence I can see that. well first we gotta define where are those words I mean what are these words, is it (1)WHAT IS THE MEANING OF & (2) BEAUTY RICH AND RARE ? cause if that's the case then your question would be what is the meaning of beauty rich and rare? and the answer is one who naturally born an ongoing invention of beauty on her or himself especially rare beauties that...
Asked in France in WW2, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What does as welcome as a skunk at a lawn party mean?

Unless it has had its musk gland removed, a skunk would not be very welcome at a lawn party because it would be frightened by human presence and might because of this spray to protect itself from perceived danger. This possibility would drive the guests away from the party due to the rancorous aroma a skunk can produce. That would not be the desired situation of either the guests or especially the host. Therefore this phrase is an analogy implying that whatever...
Asked in English Spelling and Pronunciation, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

How do you spell fopa?

A social error or blunder is called a faux pas (French, false step). The pronunciation is "foh pah" or "foe pa". ...
Asked in Saints, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

Use incorruptible in a sentence?

The bodies of some saints have remained incorruptible even centuries after they died. ...
Asked in Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What is an armchair expert?

An armchair expert is someone who knows a lot about a subject, but has little practical experience with it. For example, a fat person who knows a lot about losing weight is an armchair expert. ...
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What does 'mode of expression' mean?

Mode of expression as it refers to the character emotion of the sentence interrogative- question..."What time is it?" Declarative- answer..."It's Four O'clock." Imperative- "Hurry up then!" Mode of expression as it refers to the nature of the expressor would be whimsical, cinical, crass, etc. ...
Asked in Definitions, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What Though come to think of it means?

It means, "Well, now that I've thought about it..."
Asked in Word and Phrase Origins, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

Is there a word meaning argument which builds upon itself?

It's called begging the question. Also called circular logic.
Asked in Word Games, Adjectives and Articles, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

Examples of the suffix ology?

aetiology analogy anthology biology cardiology cosmetology cosmology cryptology doxology dermatology ecology etymology etiology glaciology geology gemology gerontology genealogy histology hematology homology immunology lithology meteorology methodology mythology neurology numerology oncology oenology physiology psychology psychiatry pathology paleontology pedagogy radiology scatology sinology serology sociology toxicology urology zoology ...
Asked in Word Games, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech, Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words

What words start with the prefix cent?

Central, cent, centaur, century, center, centrifuge EDIT: CENT CENTAI CENTAL CENTALS CENTARE CENTARES CENTAS CENTAUR CENTAUREA CENTAUREAS CENTAURIC CENTAURIES CENTAURS CENTAURY CENTAVO CENTAVOS CENTENARIAN CENTENARIANS CENTENARIES CENTENARY CENTENNIAL CENTENNIALLY CENTENNIALS CENTER CENTERBOARD CENTERBOARDS CENTERED CENTEREDNESS CENTEREDNESSES CENTERFOLD CENTERFOLDS CENTERING CENTERINGS CENTERLESS CENTERLINE CENTERLINES CENTERPIECE CENTERPIECES CENTERS CENTESES CENTESIMAL CENTESIMI CENTESIMO CENTESIMOS CENTESIS CENTIARE CENTIARES CENTIGRADE CENTIGRAM CENTIGRAMS CENTILE CENTILES CENTILITER CENTILITERS CENTILLION CENTILLIONS CENTIME CENTIMES CENTIMETER CENTIMETERS CENTIMO CENTIMORGAN CENTIMORGANS CENTIMOS CENTIPEDE CENTIPEDES CENTNER CENTNERS CENTO CENTONES CENTOS CENTRA CENTRAL CENTRALER CENTRALEST CENTRALISE CENTRALISED CENTRALISES CENTRALISING CENTRALISM CENTRALISMS CENTRALIST CENTRALISTIC CENTRALISTS CENTRALITIES CENTRALITY CENTRALIZATION CENTRALIZATIONS CENTRALIZE CENTRALIZED CENTRALIZER CENTRALIZERS CENTRALIZES CENTRALIZING CENTRALLY CENTRALS CENTRE CENTRED CENTRES CENTRIC CENTRICAL CENTRICALLY CENTRICITIES CENTRICITY CENTRIFUGAL CENTRIFUGALLY CENTRIFUGALS CENTRIFUGATION CENTRIFUGATIONS CENTRIFUGE CENTRIFUGED CENTRIFUGES CENTRIFUGING CENTRING CENTRINGS CENTRIOLE CENTRIOLES CENTRIPETAL CENTRIPETALLY CENTRISM CENTRISMS CENTRIST CENTRISTS CENTROID CENTROIDS CENTROMERE CENTROMERES CENTROMERIC CENTROSOME CENTROSOMES CENTROSYMMETRIC CENTRUM CENTRUMS CENTS CENTU CENTUM CENTUMS CENTUPLE CENTUPLED CENTUPLES CENTUPLING CENTURIAL CENTURIES CENTURION CENTURIONS CENTURY ...
Asked in Acronyms & Abbreviations, Definitions, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

Examples of suffix -ly?

Quickly, happily, hesitantly, eagerly, stupidly, gloriously.
Asked in Metaphors Metonymy and Synecdoche, English Language, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

How can you find examples of a metaphor in reading passages?

Use of metaphors in the English language is so common that we rarely realise they are being used. A metaphor is: a descriptive term (a word or expression) applied to an object or action, but the description itself is not literally applicable to the thing being described. (Note: A metaphor is not to be confused with a simile. A simile is a comparison of two unlike things using the words 'like' or 'as', for example 'as cold as ice'.) The word metaphor has...
Asked in Hyperbole and Superlative, English Language, Parts of Speech, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What are the 8 figures of speech?

There are actually 9 and they are: Articles, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections. ...
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Word and Phrase Origins, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What does it mean if they say numeric numbers?

Numeric numbers are those written with the symbol, e.g. 1, 2, 3... This goes along with alphabetic numbers which are those written out in letters, e.g., one, two, three... ...
Asked in Poetry, Word Play, Puns, and Oxymorons, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What are some examples of oxymoronic poetry?

Some well-known examples of oxymoronic poetry include the following: Yesterday upon the stair I met a man who wasn't there He wasn't there again today Oh, how I wish he'd go away [William Hughes Mearns; 1899] One fine day, quite late at night Two dead boys got up to fight. Back to back they faced each other, Drew their swords and shot each other. A deaf policeman heard the noise and came and killed those two dead boys. [anon] O brawling love, O loving hate, O any thing of nothing...
Asked in Definitions, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What is a example of slanted word?

The dog said, "Woof!" after he jumps into his doghouse.
Asked in Acronyms & Abbreviations, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What does the acronym stand for in DOG tag?

It stands for Dog...What else? Devouring Of garbage - that's what DOG/dog/D.O.G. stands for! ...
Asked in Definitions, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

What does mean to take as border into your home?

It means to have someone pay you money so they can stay in a room at your home. Very similar to renting a room to someone. ...
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

Why is fire and water used to represent god?

Fire represents the creativity and passion that all intellectual and emotional beings have Water represents the life-giving word of God. "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters. I found this on wikipedia, so if this helps check that out! ...
Asked in Grammar, Literary Devices and Figures of Speech, Social Media

Is it correct to say i look forward in meeting you?

yes but to add more you might say i look forward to meeting you this evening or something. ...