Figure of Speech | Types of Figure of Speech | Examples of Figure of Speech

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What is a Figure of Speech?
A “figure of speech” is figurative language. That is a language which is used to draw picture mentally to
convey a message or idea much quicker, effective and vividly.

Seven Important Figure of Speech which are discussed in this video are :
1.) Simile.
A simile is a figure of speech that uses comparison between two unlike things. It is done using the words "like" , "as" or so.
These two things must have one thing in common.
2.) Metaphor
A Metaphor is a figure of speech that uses comparison between two unlike things.These two things must have one thing in common.
But It is done without using the words "like" , "as" or so.
3.) Personification
Personification is a figure of speech where human qualities are given to objects or ideas.
This qualities may be emotions, desires, sensations, gestures and speech.
Hyperbole is a figure of speech, where in we exaggerate or overstate any statement.
It is done for expressing something forcibly and clearly.
An apostrophe is a figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as
if present and capable of understanding.
It is an exclamatory figure of speech as exclamation is used in it.
6.) Oxymoron.
An oxymoron is a figure of speech containing words that seem to contradict each other.
That is one word says one thing and the other word says the other thing.
7.) onomatopoeia
An onomatopoeia is defined as a word which imitates the natural sounds of a thing.
That is, it is a word which is sound of the that thing.

Watch the entire video to understand the similarity and differences between both of them.

Please watch below video to understand in detail about different Grammar Topics.

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Forms of Verbs :

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Verbs | Main Verb and Auxiliary Verb.

Verbs | Transitive and Intransitive Verbs | Similarity | Differences

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Subject, Object and Verb :

Parts of Speech series :

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