There are so many different as well as unique kinds of the figures of the speeches are available in the English language but here in this particular article we are going to discuss the top 8 types of figure of the speech in the English language.
However, before diving deep into the literal meaning or the types of the figures of the speech in the english language. Let us first understand as well as get to know that what exactly are the figures of the speech in the English language as well as how the same is being used and why the same is being used in the normal language on a day to day basis.
So, the answer to the same is that the 8 types of figure of speech in the English language are being used to create an illusion or we can say that some kind of the false communication or wrong emphasis is being made in the conversation or writing by using the figures of speech. Sometimes these figures of the speech are considered to be wrong as well as insincere to use in the day to day language. Plus, in addition to this, the usage of the figures of the speech sometimes also create a completely opposite meaning of the actual communication or topic and deviate the whole of the conversation into the different direction.
Here are all the types of the figures of the speech that have been known in the English language till date. Continue reading to know more about the same.
The following are some of the major and top most 8 types of figure of speech. Have a look at them and understand them in a better way.
- Simile is one of the 8 types of figure of speech
The simile is a kind of the figure of the speech, which is being used to compare 2 different things in a single sentence. In other words, we can also say that the simile figure of the speech is being used to compare 2 words in the same sentence. Such as like, as, so, are considered to be used as simile.
She is as pretty as the her
He walks like a donkey
The bathroom was so slippery as the eel in the water.
- One of the 8 types of figure of speech is metaphor
Now metaphor is being used in the sentences of the English language in order to compare 2 unlike or we can say that they are completely different from each other things. Here in this metaphor figures of the speech the terms such as like as well as so, as are being ignored and avoided to use in this.
Here are the examples:
He is my heart of the gold
Time is considered to be the money for the people
Rohan is the night owl of our gang
The sound of the ocean waves are the music to my ears.
- Personification is another one of the 8 types of figure of speech in the english language
Personification figure of the speech is been used to highlight or specially showcase the ideas as well as qualities of the sentence or things in the both be it the living things as well as be it the non living things.
The following are the examples:
The beautiful clouds are being surrounded around the clouds
Frogs are thirsty for the water
The flowers are beautiful that are howling in the garden
- One of the other 8 types of figure of speech is apostrophe
Here the main subject of the sentence is being highlighted as well as is being made alive in the whole of the conversation.
“Hey! Rohan. How are you, dear?
“O Romeo, are you not feeling shameful?
“Walter, you are like the young girl.
- 5. Oxymoron is another figure of the speech in the english language
The oxymoron is one of the top most as well as the most commonly used 8 types of figure of speech in the English language. This figure of the speech is being used by the people in their conversation in order to showcase or we can also say that in order to highlight the contrast between the 2 terms in the same sentence in the english language.
Here are some of the examples:
Life is the bitter candy
We have the sweet sorrows in the life
The peace forcing light is strong
Here is a jumbo ant in the marketing room
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