Figurative Language. Staying away from Cliches, Jardon and Redundant Language

hasanahatesenglish's version from 2016-09-28 23:49

Section 1

Question Answer
Similedirect comparision that uses like or as
Metaphorimpliced comparison. (a cloud passed over his face, his face clouded over
Personificationmataphor that attributes human qualities to something that is not human. (furnace groaned and shuddered throughout the night
Paradoxstatement that seems to contradict itself. (losing my job was the best thing that ever happened to me)
An example of a ParadoxAlthough they had no money they were rich beyond measure
An example of a SimileSurprised by Joy- impatient as the wind, I turned to share the transport..
An example of PersonificationLifes but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stag and than is heard no more..
An example of a MetaphorAnd I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow

Section 2

Question Answer
Cliches:OVERUSED expressions, often similies or metaphors that have lost their original impact. (ex: crystal clear, white as a sheet, cool as a cucumber)
Cliche exampleelley THREW US A CURVE when she announced that our production of hamlet was NOTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT
Jargonwriting that attempts to SOUND IMPORTANT by using unnescessary or elaborate words or phrases. (ex: To expedite the process) To make that sound better: To speed up the process
Jargon: Utilize, in the event of, it would appear that, a large number ofUse, if, It seems like, a lot of
Redundant languagerefers to information that is EXPRESSED MORE THAN ONCE
I entered into the building alone by myself Take out "into" and "alone"
Looking ahead into the future, it seems as if once more we will slip into recession againTake out "ahead" and "once more"

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