Clear definition and great examples of Platitude

 Example: A hundred head of cattle (using the part head to refer to the whole animal)

Advanced English -- List of Figures of Speech and its examples

Your argument is sound, nothing but sound. – Benjamin Franklin.
The word sound in the first instance means solid or reasonable. The second instance of sound means empty.


Difference Between Oxymoron and Paradox

"O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
Thou art the ruins of the noblest man
That ever lived in the tide of times."
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1

AISLING (Irish Gaelic: "dream, vision," pronounced "ash-ling"): a genre of Irish political poetry popular in the 1600s and 1700s in which a appears who mourns the recent down-fallen status of Ireland and predicts a coming return to fortune, often linked with the return of a Stuart ruler to the throne of Britain. In later centuries, the form often became used satirically or jokingly. The most famous example of aisling poetry is Róisín Dubh, and the earliest major aisling poet was Aodhagán Ó Rathaille, often called the father of the aisling. Cf. .

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17. Irony
The use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning. A statement or situation where the meaning is contradicted by the appearance or presentation of the idea.
His argument was as clear as mud.

Clear definition and great examples of Antithesis

And in the fourth example, "mercuryrising"has a more graphic, physical, and pictorial effect than would"temperatureincreasing." Attune yourself to such subtleties of language, and studythe effects of connotation, suggestion, substitution, and metaphor.

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18. Litotes
A figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite.

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19. Merism
It is a figure of speech by which something is referred to by a conventional phrase that enumerates several of its constituents or traits.
Flesh and bone. (Referring to the body).

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DEDUCTUM CARMEN (Latin, "drawn-out song"): Ovid's term in Eclogue 6.3-5 for the type of poem he will create in his own poetry, in contrast with the older epic. He claims that a "modern" (i.e., imperial) poet of his day should not be writing epics, but instead should follow the example of Callimachus, in which the poem's narrative structure is drawn out in a manner akin to the way a thread is drawn outin spinning, so the story become a fine, tight thread pulled out of the original chaotic tangle of unprocessed wool (Feeney xxiii). This method contrasts with the epic, in which a single narrative focusing on kings and conquerors broadly dominates the entire poem.

Antithesis Examples and Definition - Literary Devices

"Ah, William, we're weary of weather,"
said the sunflowers, shining with dew.
"Our traveling habits have tired us.
Can you give us a room with a view?"
They arranged themselves at the window
and counted the steps of the sun,
and they both took root in the carpet
where the topaz tortoises run.
William Blake