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  Encyclopedia: Climax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Climax also occurs in brand names and titles: In non-technical terms, no matter what the context (whether scientific, philosophical, legal, etc) a narrative is a story, an interpretation of some aspect of the world that is historically and culturally grounded and shaped by human personality (per Walter Fisher).
Climax vegetation is the vegetation which establishes itself on a given site for given climatic conditions in the absence of anthropic action after a long time (it is the asymptotic or quasi equilibrium state of the local ecosystem).
Climax Township is a township in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
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 Encyclopedia: Figure of speech
A figure of speech, sometimes termed a rhetorical figure or device, or elocution, is a word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.
Figures of speech are often used and crafted for emphasis, freshness of expression, or clarity.
A number of the more widely used figures of speech, some of which are also called tropes, follow.
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 Figure of speech - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Most figures originated out of centuries of philological commentary on ancient texts, and so most are named from Greek or Latin, as they originally were meant to classify grammatical peculiarities of those languages.
Schemes (from the Greek schēma, form or shape) are figures of speech in which there is a deviation from the ordinary or expected pattern of words.
zeugma: a figure of speech related to syllepsis, but different in that the word used as a modifier is not compatible with one of the two words it modifies
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 Climax (figure of speech) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
In rhetoric, climax is a figure of speech, in which words, phrases, or clauses are arranged in order of increasing importance.
A whole speech may never rise above the level of bathos; but a climax of greater or less elevation is the necessary antecedent of an anticlimax.
Climax (figure of speech), References, See also, 1911 Britannica, Rhetoric and Figures of speech.
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 Figure of speech - All About All findings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Meiosis is a figure of speech which intentionally understates something or implies that it is less in significance, size, than it really is. It is a form of litotes, but where litotes is often uses understatement to amplify the importance of something, meiosis aims to make its subject appear smaller.
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 figure of speech : Definition from the Online Dictionary at Datasegment.com
They are usually in the form of a fraction, the upper figure showing how many notes of the kind indicated by the lower are contained in one measure or bar.
Figure painting, a picture of the human figure, or the act or art of depicting the human figure.
Figure weaving, the art or process of weaving figured fabrics.
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Figure of Speech - an expression in which words are used in a non-literal way to convey a forceful or vivid mental picture: Life is a leaf of paper white.
Figures of speech are used for this purpose, as well as words that appeal to the senses, such as peacock flames, an iceberg green as emerald, fog-colored skin of elephants.
Irony - a figure of speech involving the use of humorous or sarcastic expression in which the intended meaning of the words used is the direct opposite of their usual sense: Brutus is an honorable man. Four most common types of irony: verbal irony, dramatic irony, irony of situation, and irony of character.
www.syc.k12.pa.us /~sms/zart/poetry/handbookofliteraryterms.htm   (3479 words)

 Figures of Speech
A Figure of speech is a deigned and legitimate departure from the laws of language, in order to emphasize what is said.
Ignorance of Figures of speech has led to the grossest errors, which have been caused either from taking literally what is figurative, or from taking figuratively what is literal.
The only work on Biblical Figures of speech in the English language is by Dr. Bullinger (Published by Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1898.), from which we have taken the whole of the information given here as well as the marginal notes.
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 Glossary of Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
APORIA - A figure of speech which calls meaning into doubt, often cast in the form of a deadlock, or double bind, between incompatible or contradictory meanings in which the text undermines itself.
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE - Language which is based on, or uses, figures of speech such as similes and metaphors.
TROPE - A figure of speech or thought exhibiting a "turn" or conversion in which words are used in a way that changes their ordinary meaning.
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 Figures of Speech used in the Bible. Biblical Research. M.D. Vaden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Figures of speech are used in the bible for several reasons.
As a figure of speech for emphasis, this Erotesis really carries a strength like "yes, he brought the firstlings of the flock, and they were the fattest ones too".
The figure describes a judging or comparing one thing with another; and is used when a figure of speech consists of a repeated Simile, or a number of separate comparisons used together.
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 Figures of Speech, by A. E. Knoch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As the dangers of a close rendering arise largely from figures of speech, or rather from the lack of a proper observance of them, it was deemed wise to determine, list and analyze the principal figures, especially those which affect translation, and thus safeguard the concordant method in this direction.
Therefore it is unwise to use figures of speech as a basis of reasoning, for the points of contact are limited to those stated or apparent, and they may not be extended to other relations.
As figures arise from fervor of speech, and this is inclined to be terse, they are often accompanied by the omission (Ellipsis) of words.
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 Styles Of Poetry With Explaination: GymArt.com
Figurative language is often characterized by the use of figures of speech, elaborate expressions, sound devices, and syntactic departures from the usual order of literal language.
Figure of Speech - A mode of expression in which words are used out of their literal meaning or out of their ordinary use in order to add beauty or emotional intensity or to transfer the poet's sense impressions by comparing or identifying one thing with another that has a meaning familiar to the reader.
Metonymy - A figure of speech involving the substitution of one noun for another of which it is an attribute or which is closely associated with it, e.g., "the kettle boils" or "he drank the cup." Metonymy is very similar to synecdoche.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - climax
Climax, arrangement of words, clauses, or sentences in the order of their importance, the least forcible coming first and the others rising in power...
Orgasm, or climax, is an intense and usually pleasurable sensation that occurs at the peak of sexual arousal and is followed by a drop in sexual...
Although irrigated farming, livestock ranching, and lumbering offer limited economic opportunities within the region, the two major commercial...
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 Figures of Speech - definitions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A figure of speech in which a part is put for the whole (sail for ship), the whole for a part, the species for the genus (cut-throat for assassin), the genus for the species (creature for man)
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another by way of suggesting a likeness or analogy between them (the jet cut through the clouds)
A figure of speech by which one thing, action, or relation is likened or explicitly compared, often with "like" or "as", to something of a different kind of quality.
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 Public Speaking - How To Build The Speech
What-ever is necessary to conclude the speech may be brought into the final paragraph in the form of a terse summary, a telling application, a brief, pat anecdote, or a striking quotation.
A ten- or fifteen-minute speech may have a short opening paragraph; the body of the speech may be divided into three or four chief heads with two or three paragraphs under each head; and there may be a concluding paragraph.
But the figure does not hold good at every point, since all the materials that go into a building are cold and dead, while every element that goes to the making up of a speech is aglow with warmth and life.
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 THE RAIN / FIGURES OF SPEECH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A Figure of speech is a designed and legitimate departure from the laws of language, in order to emphasise what is said.
This peculiar form or unusal manner may not be true, or so true, to the literal meaning of the words; but it is more true to their real sense, and truer to the truth.
In the marginal notes will be found the names of most of these figures; and we append a list with their pronunciation and English definitions (giving one or more references as examples).
www.twonotesministries.com /bible_study/companion_bible/1st_20/app6.html   (3018 words)

 Climax - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The term "climax" has many specific connotations and uses in English:
Climax is also the name of some places, such as:
This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Climax   (206 words)

 Figures of Speech
A figure of speech involves some structural, external impact upon the words use, e.g.
Unlike figures of speech, which gain their potency and force from their association with other words, tropes exist as changes to the nature of the term.
One of the most famous examples is Frederick Douglas’s speech on the meaning of the Fourth of July where he makes his listeners see slavery and freedom in the same place at the same time.
www.stpeterschools.org /DimockFiguresofspeech.htm   (1516 words)

 Accumulatio - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Accumulatio is a figure of speech, which the points made previously are presented again in a compact, forceful manner.
It often employs the use of climax in the summation of a speech.
"Your organization, your vigilance, your devotion to duty, your zeal for the cause must be raised to the highest intensity." Winston Churchill, Speech, 14 July 1941.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Accumulatio   (147 words)

 Climax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Climax also occurs in brand names and titles:
Climax Group is a global game development studio.
This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Climax   (241 words)

 Basic Glossary of Literary Terms
The subject matter of these choric speeches, often little more than mythological catalogues, was often remote from the action of the play.
With its bloody plot, long, static and declamatory speeches, sensational events and high emotions its debt to Seneca was obvious; and nowhere more so than in the purely mechanical juxtaposition of speeches and the constant striving for balance and counterbalance in language.
A soliloquy is a speech, often of some length, in which a character, alone on the stage, expresses his thoughts and feelings.
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 Figures of Speech This Is Appendix 6 From The Companion Bible
Figures of Speech This Is Appendix 6 From The Companion Bible
A Figure of speech is a designed and legitimate departure from the laws of language, in order to emphasize what is said.
The understanding of the figures of speech clarified many points in the Scripture.
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 Shooting as Performative Speech in The Last of the Mohicans
I wish in particular to examine its troping of a natural language that is putatively grounded in a fully present speech, a speech that is in turn figured by what Natty terms the "speech" of his rifle, Kill-deer.
The pronouncements of the rifle are not mere constantives, that is, but performatives in the classic sense: speech acts that by means of their very utterance instantiate a genuine change in the status of their interlocutors.
The narrator figures Natty's impressive performance as a grounding of language, an end to deferral: "It decided the question, and effectually established Hawk-eye in the possession of his dangerous reputation" (300).
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 Figures of Speech
Figure of speech in which something, or someone, is said to be that which it only resembles:
Figure of speech in which opposites are combined for effect:
Figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another, usually with the word 'like' or 'as':
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 Literary Terms F - R   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," Cinna, the poet, is mistaken for Cinna, the conspirator, and killed; Antony and Octavius argue, Brutus and Cassius argue, the battle at Philippi is agreed upon, and the ghost of Caeser appears to Brutus.
A figure of speech wherein a comparison is made between two unlike quantities without the use of the words "like" or "as." Jonathan Edwards, in his sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," has this to say about the moral condition of his parishoners:
A figure of speech in which something nonhuman is given human characteristics.
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 Figures of Speech
The usual conjunction is omitted, so that the point to be emphasised may be quickly reached and ended with an emphatic climax (compare to Polysyndeton, and Luke 14:21).
The Figure may affect (1) words (Genesis 16:8); or (2) sentences (Genesis 1:20.
The repetition of the word "and" at the beginning of successive clauses, each independent, important, and emphatic, with no climax at the end (Compare Aysndeton and Luke 14:13).
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In this sense, auxesis is comparable to climax and has sometimes been called incrementum.
A figure of speech in which something is referred to in terms disproportionately large (a kind of exaggeration or hyperbole).
This figure (in its second meaning) is often paired with its opposite, meoisis.
humanities.byu.edu /rhetoric/Figures/A/auxesis.htm   (110 words)

Figures of Speech are a set of tools essential for all writers.
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE: A word/phrase is said to be used figuratively when it is intended to convey, not its literal (ME/OF = letter of alphabet) meaning, but a secondary or derived meaning which is understood by the listener / reader.
So the purpose of this exercise is to make you aware, as writers, of the power and degrees of choice you have when using figures of speech in English.
www.hull.ac.uk /php/cetag/3dfigus.htm   (2094 words)

 Guide to Literary Terms Climax
Climax - the moment in a play, novel, short story, or narrative poem at which the crisis comes to its point of greatest intensity and is resolved.
The climax of Beowulf is when Beowulf slays the mother of the monster, Grendel.
Hardy’s Tess of the D’urbervilles (1891) climaxes when Tess murders Alec D’urberville, who has harassed and tormented her throughout the novel.
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