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Meaning of FIGURE OF SPEECH

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
 
 Synonyms: figure, image, trope
 
 See Also: exaggeration, hyperbole, irony, kenning, metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron, personification, prosopopoeia, rhetorical device, simile, synecdoche, zeugma

 

 

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 Related Terms: adornment, alliteration, allusion, anacoluthon, anadiplosis, analogy, anaphora, anastrophe, antiphrasis, antithesis, antonomasia, apophasis, aporia, aposiopesis, apostrophe, beauties, catachresis, chiasmus, circumlocution, climax, colors, colors of rhetoric, conversion, ecphonesis, elegant variation, embellishment, embroidery, emphasis, exclamation, figure, fine writing, floridity, floridness, flourish, floweriness, flowers of speech, frill, gemination, hypallage, hyperbaton, hyperbole, inversion, irony, litotes, lushness, luxuriance, malapropism, meiosis, metaphor, metonymy, onomatopoeia, ornament, ornamentation, oxymoron, paregmenon, parenthesis, periphrasis, personification, pleonasm, preterition, prolepsis, purple patches, regression, repetition, sarcasm, simile, similitude, spoonerism, syllepsis, symploce, synecdoche, zeugma
 

 

 

 

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