Answer to Question #165357 in English for Ralph

Question #165357

V. Give the figure of speech used in each of the following lines. Write your answer after each line. Choose from the word pool below. You may use a figure of speech more than once.

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1.     How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon the bank!

2.     Poignant memories are bittersweet.

3.     After a mile run, Harry felt like a wet cornflake.

4.     It was a painful pleasure to see her go.

5.     How good of you to refuse to help us.

6.     Life is an empty cup, an uncarpeted stairs.

7.     I’m so hungry, I could eat you alive.

8.     I’ll speak in a monstrous little voice

9.     You’re like a star in the sky.

10. The tick-tack of the clock awakened melody.

11. The stars guide lost travelers.

12. His gaping jaw could hold a flock of the King’s fattest sheep.

13. The poor woman has ten hungry mouths to feed.

14. We study Shakespeare today.

15. Variety is a spice of life.

16. O wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind.

17. When a man is rich and successful, people climb sycamore trees to see him.

18. Ambition, you have been a cruel master. I will serve you no longer.

19. My heart will be a lovely cup.

20. O, Youth! How quickly you have gone…


personification                       oxymoron       metaphor        onomatopoeia            metonymy

hyperbole                   irony               simile              apostrophe                  synecdoche                       

           

 



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2021-02-23T07:28:14-0500

1.    How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon the bank!

apostrophe    

2.    Poignant memories are bittersweet.

oxymoron

3.    After a mile run, Harry felt like a wet cornflake.

simile

4.    It was a painful pleasure to see her go.

oxymoron

5.    How good of you to refuse to help us.

irony

6.    Life is an empty cup, an uncarpeted stairs.

metaphor

7.    I’m so hungry, I could eat you alive.

      Hyperbole

8.    I’ll speak in a monstrous little voice

oxymoron

9.    You’re like a star in the sky.

metaphor

10. The tick-tack of the clock awakened melody.

onomatopoeia  

11. The stars guide lost travelers.

    irony

12. His gaping jaw could hold a flock of the King’s fattest sheep.

Hyperbole

 

13. The poor woman has ten hungry mouths to feed.

synecdoche 

14. We study Shakespeare today.

  metonymy

15. Variety is a spice of life.

metaphor

16. O wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind.

Metonymy

17. When a man is rich and successful, people climb sycamore trees to see him.

hyperbole

18. Ambition, you have been a cruel master. I will serve you no longer.

  personification

19. My heart will be a lovely cup.

personification

20. O, Youth! How quickly you have gone…

apostrophe  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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