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Figurative Language

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Figurative language is when you use a word or phrase that does not have its normal everyday, literal meaning. Writers can use figurative language to make their work more interesting or more dramatic than literal language which simply states facts.

  • Simile(उपमा)
    It shows likeness, it compares with 2 things to two actions'like' s used. Eg: Mahesh sings like a nightingale.

  • Metaphore (रूपक)
    It is an implied smile. Eg: Life is a dream.

  • Antithesis(विरोधालकार)
    Contrasted ideas or words. Man proposes, God disposes.

  • Climax (चरम)
    series of ideas in order of increasing using importance. Eg: I came, I saw etc.

  • Anti-climax (रसापकर्ष)
    It is opposite of climax(negative).
    They lost their class, their studies, teacher's faith and their exam at once.

  • Epigram (व्योग्योक्ति)
    It exists antithetical ideas which exite surprise and arrest attention. Fools rush is where angels fear to thread.

  • Personification (मानविकरण)
    inanimate objects are spoken like living beings. The Himalayas smile. The clouds cry.

  • Alliteration (अनुप्रास)
    repetition of some syllable or sound. Eg: a load of learning lumbering in his head.

  • Trony
    saying one thing, meaning is other.



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