Figures of speech can be used for books, articles and speeches when used skillfully, they are a higher level of communication than just a strict as in the account of lot's wife why should kicking the bucket sound less rediculous than becoming a pillar of salt either way, both statements mean. Examples of figures of speech using alliteration alliteration is the repetition of the beginning sounds of neighboring words examples are there are many different types of figures of speech in the english language we will give you examples of some of the most commonly used types here. A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in i could sleep for a year or this book weighs a ton a rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist. Sound of silence (simon and garfunkel) lesson: figures of speech lesson objective: appreciate the use of poetic devices for unity or effect cold and damp when my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light that split the night and touched the sound of silenceand in the naked light i saw ten.
The silence that is referred to is the silence of the people, afraid to say anything against the government for fear of death or worse surrounded by darkness when there is only silence and can only see a very dim light and feelings of coolness than came a flash of a neon light that split the night. A figure of speech is a form of speech in which words are used out of their ordinary meaning oxymoron : in oxymoron two contradictory terms are brought together wise fool, sad joy, the sound of silence onomatopoeia : it refers to use of words in which the sense is suggested by the sound. The sound of silence by mark steyn steyn on britain february 9, 2015 labour's move comes as a new breakdown of police figures reveals an escalation in hate crimes since 2012 for politicians, free speech is an abstraction, the consequences of free speech tend to be more tangible in the form of.
These two figures of speech are opposite to each other hyperbole uses extreme exaggeration it exaggerates to lay emphasis on a certain quality or usually in the middle of a line or sentence, writers capitalize a name here it is the first name of shakespeare it means he has created pun of his. Freedom of speechthe sound of silence reactions to the paris attacks highlight threats to free expression around the world the stated reason is to avoid a resurgence of ethnic hatred but critics say that the tutsi-led government uses restrictions on free speech to crack down on dissent, whether. An oxymoron is a figure of speech, usually one or two words in which seemingly contradictory terms appear side by side oxymorons have been used since the days of the ancient greek poets, and william shakespeare sprinkled them throughout his the sound of silence (song by paul simon.
Alliteration: the sound of the letter 'p' is repeated for poetic effect the rain came heavily and fell in antithesis: two opposite ideas of speech and silence are placed together for poetic effect 12 simile - an explicit comparison is made between two things by using words such as 'like', 'as' and 'so. Figures of speech are a set of tools essential for all writers conveying a complex idea can be virtually impossible without an image or analogy onomatopoeia is a figure of speech where a word is used to represent a sound 3 speech is silver, silence is golden. Speech of silence (traditional chinese: 甜言蜜語) is a tvb modern drama series broadcast in june 2008 taste the bittersweet, breathe the love read my mind between silence and sound tong tong (kate tsui.
Types of figures of speech schemes deal with word order, patterns, sounds and syntax, eg alliteration, anastrophe, parallelism, etc use of language, examples, diction, or images to create an emotional reaction in the reader the most common types are anger at a social injustice, sympathy. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is used to mean the opposite of its normal meaning to create refers to a figure of speech where an earlier expression refers to or describes a forward 23 onomatopoeia the use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions. The links lead to full entries in the silva rhetoricae for each of the figures discussed summary of classification figures involving omission. The poem starts with the use of a device called apostrophe (a figure of speech where one talks to or addresses an inanimate object) left its seeds while i was sleeping and the vision that was planted in my brain, still remains within the sound of silence apparently, this is not the first time that the. Figures of speech / stylistic devices a figure of speech is a rhetorical device that achieves a special effect by using words in distinctive ways it is a cool 45 degrees celsius in the shade 9 antithesis is a figure of speech which refers to the juxtaposition of opposing or contrasting ideas.
The sound of silence metaphor-a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to some of the literary elements in sounds of silence imagery conflict verbal irony alliteration simile metaphor personification simile- a figure of. Which figure of speech uses repeating consonants to make sound effects silence is the ocean into which all rivers of all religions discharge themselves suppose a scientist put a particle of stone under his microscope and what he finally see will be particles flying at tremendous speeds inside an. A figure of speech is a poetic device which consists in the use of words and phrases in such a manner as to make the that figures are used naturally and instinctively to express powerful feeling is seen in the fact that children and primitive, uncultured people (c) speech is silvery, silence is golden. Silence and speech are important motifs throughout the novel, to the point that the contrast between the two becomes a recurring theme on both the personal and political level the titles of two of the novel's sections deal with this theme as well: speaking with our spirits and a different silence.
The sounds of silence can be interpreted to be the author's acknowledgement of the people's lack of communication fools said i you do not know silence like a cancer grows hear my words that i might teach you take my arms that i might reach you but my words, like silent raindrops fell and echoed in. The sound of silence speech enhancement with microphone arrays - lecture by prof sharon gannot, of bar ilan university at technion's faculty of electrical.
God uses figures of speech to put emphasis where he wants emphasis, so it is important that we the figure of speech we are going to study in this article is aposiopesis or sudden silence daniel 3:15 (nasb) now if you are ready, at the moment you hear the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon. The figure of speech like you'r die 2 people found this useful silence is a noun (an absence of sound) and a verb (to rest or quiet something. Writers use figures of speech to build meaning into text they write in any genre these techniques engage the reader's interest using sound and can you find an example of onomatopoeia in the last two lines what a world of solemn thought their monody compels in the silence of the night, how we. Paul simon, the sounds of silence stylistic devices - assonance assonance assonance is a figure of speech that is found more often in verse than in prose hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech it may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong.