​10 Common English Figures Of Speech And How To Use Them​

10 common english figures of speech and how to use them

You need to read 10 underrated books to understand how metaphors compare two unrelated things

Like or as can be used to paint a picture like he fights like a lion

Personification gives human qualities to nonhuman entities

Im so hungry i could eat a horse is a hyperbolic statement

A sound effect such as buzz or boom can be created by using words that mimic the sounds they represent

Alliteration uses the repetition of initial consonant sounds in close succession for a rhythmic effect

Deafening silence or jumbo shrimp are examples of oxymorons which combine terms that express complex ideas

There is a figurative meaning to phrases like break a leg for wishing good luck

Irony can be found when words express a meaning opposite to their intent