Essays on Figurative Language

Metaphors: The Process Of Using Symbols To Know Reality Occurs

Metaphors are an influential piece of the literary world due to, “the process of using symbols to know reality occurs”, stated by rhetoric Sonja Foss in Metaphoric Criticism. The significance of this, implies metaphors are “central to thought and to our knowledge and expectation of reality” (Foss 188). Although others may see metaphors as a...
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Finding The Light In The Dark: Simile And Similarities

Surprisingly, the trauma and devastation of war brings out the compassion within hearts. In Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard, Jim, a teenage boy, grows up in Shanghai, China due to his parents being a part of the British embassy there. He goes to a good school, sings in a choir, and has a...
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Irony In Pride And Prejudice

Jane Austen’s witty way of incorporating her personal humour within her works makes her stand out in comparison to other authors publishing their own novels at the time. Theresa Weisensee describes her writings as ‘strongly marked by an ironic tone, a subtle humour and highly ambivalent statements.’ This irony she presents to her readers is...
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Informal Fallacies And Cognitive Biases

To use a simple analogy, informal fallacies and cognitive biases are two sides of the same coin-one side that is faulty verbal or written reasoning and other represents faulty reasoning. Informal fallacies describe the argument and enhance the persuasiveness of the rhetoric, the relevance, or clarity of the content, and the purpose or goal of...
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Rhetorical Analysis Of Memphis: A Tale Of Two Cities

In “Memphis: A Tale of Two Cities”, Troy L. Wiggins thinks back to a time when he was with his grandmother passing the then abandoned Sears Crosstown Tower. 10 years later he was passing by the new crosstown Concourse that would bring new life to Central Memphis “because the old ones are less meaningful in...
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Rhetorical Analysis Comparative Paper

In the play Julius Caesar there were a few speeches that were very impactful to the play. Among these speeches was Anthony’s lecture where he was able to persuade the people of Rome that Caesar was not ambitious and that Caesar did not deserve to die. This speech is very well executed because of the...
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Crucible And Irony

What is irony, first of all? The irony is saying the opposite of what one actually means by using words. Miller has a sarcastic tone in The Crucible. This sound has to do with humor when we refer to each other. Sarcasm means reproach or sarcastic criticism. The reason Miller writes in such simple humor...
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Epic Simile In Iliad

“Achilles now like inhuman fire raging on through the mountain… like a frenzied god of battle trampling all he killed… like oxen broad in the brow… so as great Achilles rampaged on”. The most basic comparison being made here is comparing Achilles rampaging to an inhuman fire raging on through the mountain. This describes Achilles...
825 Words 2 Pages
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