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  Figure of Speech: professional wedding speeches for the Groom, Father, Best Man and Bride 
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  figure of speech — FactMonster.com
figure of speech, intentional departure from straight-forward, literal use of language for the purpose of clarity, emphasis, or freshness of expression.
apostrophe, figure of speech - apostrophe apostrophe, figure of speech in which an absent person, a personified inanimate being,...
litotes - litotes litotes, figure of speech in which a statement is made by indicating the negative of its...
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  Figure of speech
A figure of speech, sometimes termed a rhetorical figure, or elocution[?], is a word or phrase that departs from straight-forward, literal language.
Figures of speech are often used and crafted for emphasis, freshness of expression or clarity.
Figures of speech have been classified into a number of different categories.
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A figure of speech, sometimes termed a rhetorical figure, or elocution, is a word or phrase that departs from straight-forward, literal language.
Figures of speech are often used and crafted for emphasis, freshness of expression or clarity.
Figures of speech have been classified into a number of different categories.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Trope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The other major category of figures of speech is the scheme, which involves changing the pattern of words in a sentence.
A figure of speech, sometimes termed a rhetorical figure or device, or elocution, is a word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.
Synecdoche (pronounced sin-EK-duh-kee, IPA:) is a figure of speech that presents a kind of metaphor in which: A part of something is used for the whole, The whole is used for a part, The species is used for the genus, The genus is used for the species...
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 Quizlet Search
Hyperbole → A figure of speech in which an overstatement or exaggeration is used for deliberate effect.
Hyperbole → A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton.
Litotes (11) → A figure of speech in which a positive is stated by negating its opposite.
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 Poetry Month | Glossary of Poetry Terms
The anapest is the reverse of the dactyl.
Figures of speech are organized into different categories, such as antithesis, hyperbole, litotes, metaphor, metonymy, onomatopoeia, simile, and synecdoche.
A figure of speech, such as metaphor or metonymy, in which words are not used in their literal (or actual) sense but in a figurative (or imaginative) sense.
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 Figure of Speech @ CompleteIdiotsGuide.com (Complete Idiots Guide)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A figure of speech, sometimes termed a rhetorical, or elocution, is a word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.
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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 Figures of Speech--An Introduction
Figures of speech are legitimate departures from accepted grammatical forms in order to give emphasis to what has been written or spoken.
Workers need tools, and this introductory discussion of figures of speech is designed to open your mind to the presence and meaning of some of the major figures, and thus bring you closer to the mind of God as He revealed Himself in the Word.
The major Christian work in this field is Figures of Speech Used in the Bible by E. W Bullinger (first published in 1898 and still in print), a monumental 1,100-page treatise explaining and illustrating some 212 figures of speech the author had recognized in the Word of God.
www.peterwade.com /articles/wade/figures01.shtml   (1666 words)

  
 figure of speech and figure of speech resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Father of the Bride Father of the Bride Speech figure of speech.
Definitions and examples of figures of speech from alliteration to zeugma figure of speech..
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different figure of speech.a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that.
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 Figure of Speech - MSN Encarta
From ancient times to the present, such figurative locutions have been extensively employed by orators and writers to strengthen and embellish their styles of speech and composition.
Irony, dryly humorous or lightly sarcastic mode of speech, in which words are used to convey a meaning contrary to their literal sense.
Synecdoche, figurative locution whereby the part is made to stand for the whole, the whole for a part, the species for the genus, and vice versa.
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 Online Etymology Dictionary
1533, from L. tropus "a figure of speech," from Gk.
Technically, in rhetoric, a figure of speech which consists in the use of a word or phrase in a sense other than that which is proper to it.
Figurative extension to any token or memorial of victory is first recorded 1569.
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 Figures of Speech
These same figures of speech sound quite strange to a person whose second language is English, and does not know the meaning of our English figures of speech.
If someone centuries down the road was to read the American figure of speech, "Are you down with that?," and interpret this in a spatial fashion, rather than the actual cultural meaning of "Are you OK with that?," they are misinterpreting the statement.
Figurative language like this is not to be taken as literal descriptions of God’s appearance (seeing He is a spirit), but is a literary device used to communicate a reality about God’s person.
www.apostolic.net /biblicalstudies/figuresspeech.htm   (574 words)

  
 Code word (figure of speech) - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In recent US political context, this refers to words or phrases allegedly used by neo-conservatives to reassure right-wing followers; a superficially moderate statement could be made using one or more Code words that covertly convey support for conservative ideals.
By contrast, many conservatives argue that liberals are doing the same thing when using speech that is politically correct.
They argue that this newspeak is not merely out of respect for others, but an attempt to further a larger liberal agenda.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Code_word_%28figure_of_speech%29   (384 words)

  
 Figures of Speech
– A figure of speech that is a comparison between two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another thing.
– A figure of speech in which a phrase is used that is not intended to be taken literally, the literal meaning is nothing like the intended meaning, they are always said the same way.
—A figure of speech in which the actual outcome is different that the logically expected outcome.
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 figure of speech - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Figures of speech: pictorial history in the Quinatzin Map of about 1542.
Speech Applications Spending will Shift Towards Call Routing Applications.
Recording speeches at a rally of 2500 NC supporters of Mahmud Shafi, a powerful NC figure in Uri,only,the bordertown area with Pakistan.
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 Apostrophe (figure of Speech) @ 216.92.85.60 ()   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Apostrophe (Greek αποστροφη, turning away; the final e being sounded) is an exclamatory rhetorical figure of speech, when a speaker or writer breaks off and directs speech to an imaginary person or abstract quality or idea.
It is related to personification, although in apostrophe, objects or abstractions are implied to have certain human qualities (such as understanding) by the very fact that the speaker is addressing them as he would a person in his presence.
Apostrophe is often used to convey extreme emotion, as in Claudius's impassioned speech in Hamlet.
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 Common Figures of Speech
Synecdoche--Synecdoche is a figure of speech in which a part is used metaphorically to represent a whole, or a whole is used to represent a part.
Metonymy--Metonymy is a figure of speech in which a closely associated object is used metaphorically to represent the thing, person, etc. with which it is associated.
Litotes--Litotes is a figure of speech in which something is expressed with a negation of the contrary.
www.watauga.k12.nc.us /staff/wattersonw/figures_of_speech.htm   (458 words)

  
 Mrs. Dowling's Literature Terms-Figure of Speech
The opposite of literal language is figurative language.
Figurative language is language that means more than what it says on the surface.
Poets use figurative language almost as frequently as literal language.
www.dowlingcentral.com /MrsD/area/literature/Terms/figspeech.html   (356 words)

  
 Figure of speech
Under theories that do not, figure of speech is not an entirely coherent concept.
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.
Scholars of classical Western rhetoric have divided figures of speech into two main categories: schemes and tropes.
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 Figure of Speech - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Figure of Speech - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Speech, Figure of, word or group of words used to give particular emphasis to an idea or sentiment.
Metaphors, similes, and hyperbole are all common figures of speech.
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 Figures of Speech Used in the Bible CD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
“Figures of speech” or idioms suspend the normal meaning of words to convey an emphasized message that is easily understood by people in a particular culture.
Bullinger’s classic work, Figures of Speech Used in the Bible, exhaustively describes and illustrates each figure of speech as it is found is scripture carefully explaining how each one has certain guidelines for proper interpretation.
Jeremiah 29:11 as is translated in these three versions illustrate one example of how a figure of speech properly interpreted rightly clarifies the passage.
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 Figure of Speech - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com
A Figure of Speech is where a word or words are used to create an effect, often where they do not have their original or literal meaning.
If someone says that they are 'starving', they do not mean that they are in fact dying of hunger, but that they are very hungry.
This is a simple example of a figure of speech, where the word is used to heighten or increase the state that they are describing.
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 Figure of Speech - Performances
In a similar way Figure of speech, when asked to provide entertainment for an event, perform a service that links the audience, puppeteer and the spirit of the celebration in a ritual union so that when complete everyone feels they have witnessed something very special....
Figure of Speech pieces are not theatre, or merely live events, but endevour to return some of the magic that the ancients understood into modern 21st century entertainment...through a return to the realm of the Gods....
Figure of Speech performances are bold atmospheric multimedia evocations that have been developed using a unique combination of original sound, music, animation, live puppetry and dance to create an all-round ‘sense’ experience.
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 Figures of Speech
Some important figures of speech are: simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole and symbol.
While most commonly used in reference to figurative language, imagery is a variable term which can apply to any and all components of a poem that evoke sensory experience, whether figurative or literal, and also applies to the concrete things so imaged.
Not all of these are considered figures of speech, exactly, but they're included here because they're part of what you'll find it you look closely at the language and word choice of may poem.
www.angelfire.com /ct2/evenski/poetry/figuresofspeech.html   (1003 words)

  
 Excerpts From `Earth Rhetoric'
This and other portions of the Book of the Wars of Baruch (=Benedict) were taken down [figure of speech] much too faithfully from one of the unlettered public storytellers of the time, who may have suspected his listeners had all the time in the world [figure of speech].
But for Mh, most administrators are not so bull-headed [figure of speech] as to arbitrarily distinguish form and substance; for they, as we, are fully aware form predetermines substance, facilitates it, limits it and, for most of them, is it.
Kq, on the other hand [figure of speech], claims the hear-no-Mac phenomenon derives from the stressed freq/ampl sines of the subject's own voice unrolling an endo-sonic barrier impervious to what are perceived as xeno-sonic transmissions.
www.etext.org /zines/Quanta/rhetoric.html   (4211 words)

  
 What is Chiasmus
Figurative language is language that is deliberately different from the way people normally speak or write.
Some figures, like metaphors or similes, are so common they don't appear to depart much from standard usage; in fact, unless grandly phrased, they don't necessarily stand out.
Figurative language is an important part of what brings richness and beauty to poetry, writing, and oratory.
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