Figure of Speech



Figure of Speech :



A FIGURE OF SPEECH (Rhetorical Figure as it is sometimes called) is a deviation from the ordinary use of words with a view to increasing their effect.

Thus we can say….There are six pillars to the verandah of this house.

Here the word PILLARS is used in its ordinary or literal sense.

Again, we can say….That man is a pillar of the state.

Here PILLAR is used in a figurative or non-literal sense and signifies SUPPORT.

Such a way of using the words or sentences or phrases in non-literal sense is called Figure of Speech. There are many such Figures of Speech.

Related Topics :

  1. Simile
  2. Metaphor
  3. Parable
  4. Allegory
  5. Fable
  6. Personification
  7. Metonymy
  8. Synecdoche
  9. Transferred Epithets
  10. Euphemism
  11. Climax
  12. Anticlimax
  13. Bathos
  14. Interrogation
  15. Hyperbole
  16. Exaggeration
  17. Exclamation
  18. Antithesis
  19. Paradox
  20. Epigram
  21. Pun
  22. Innuendo
  23. Irony
  24. Sarcasm
  25. Litotes
  26. Apostrophe
  27. Alliteration
  28. Onomatopoeia
  29. Periphrasis
  30. Circumlocution
  31. Tautology
  32. Pleonasm
  33. Repetition
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