There are many types of figures of speech. Here are a few of them with detailed descriptions
It is a type of comparison between things or objects by using “as” or “like.”
Metaphor is comparing two unlike objects or things, which may have some common qualities.
Understatement and Hyperbole
These two figures of speech are opposite to each other. Hyperbole uses extreme exaggeration. It exaggerates to lay emphasis on a certain quality or feature.
Pun is the manipulation of words that have more than one meanings. It brings humor in an expression.
It occurs when a writer gives human traits to non-human or inanimate objects. It is similar to metaphors and similes that also use comparison between two objects.
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