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Figures of Speech

Figures of Speech

A figure of speech refers to a word or phrase that contains a meaning different from its literal meaning. It helps in understanding the meaning by identifying or comparing one thing to another. It can be a metaphor or simile or alliteration or personification, etc. which helps in further understanding the concept.

Types of figures of Speech

There are many different types of figures of speech in the English language.


The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form is known as Personification.

For example: She said that her alarm clock yells at her every morning.

In the given example, the word 'yell' is used in the context of the alarm clock. 'Yell' means …

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