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by Bradford T. Stull

eBook The Elements of Figurative Language epub
  • ISBN: 0205337120
  • Author: Bradford T. Stull
  • Genre: Reference
  • Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Longman; 1st edition (October 9, 2001)
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • ePUB size: 1717 kb
  • FB2 size 1253 kb
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The original was composed by William Strunk Jr. in 1918, and published by Harcourt in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage", ten "elementary principles of composition", "a few matters of form", a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused", and a list of 57 "words often misspelled". E. B. White greatly enlarged and revised the book for publication by Macmillan in 1959.

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It evokes comparison, heightens emphasis, and clarifies a new way of stating an idea or description.

24 Allegory: a description or a narrative (poetry or prose) with a secondary, or underlying meaning. Character allegory: characters represent specific concepts, values or ideas. Apostrophe: (similar to personification) addressing someone or something that is incapable of response as if it could hear and respond

The Elements of Figurative Language explores figurative language and its central place in human life. The focus is on four figures or tropes: metaphor, analogy, synecdoche, and irony. The opening chapter discusses these tropes in general and, in the following chapters, the book provides extensive study of these tropes relative to five key categories in human life: race, class, gender, the environment, and war. Readers are provided with analyses of the ways in which tropes work in particular texts, as well as the opportunity to engage in both analysis and composition of trope-laden discourse. For those interested in improving their critical thinking, reading and writing
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