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Tuition Cambridge IGCSE Literature at Kandana

bunpeiris Cambridge IGCSE Literature

Tuition Cambridge IGCSE Literature at Kandana

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William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet
Shakespeare is for all cosmos, for all times: above image is of 2013 Hollywood movie adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet starring Douglas Booth & Hailee Steinfeld; below [Home Page Slide Show] images are of 2013 Bollywood movie adaptation titled Ramleela starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Figurative Language 1

Figurative Language

 [ Part 1]
Figurative language
The use of words to express meaning beyond the literal meaning of the words themselves: metaphor, simile, hyperbole, oxymoron, personification
Figurative language is the opposite of literal language
Literal language means exactly what it says.
Figurative language makes the reader or listener use his imagination & understand much more than plain words.

He ran fast.  [literal]
He ran like the wind. [figurative]
Why do we have figurative language?
A figure is worth a thousand words [A picture is worth a thousand words]
Metaphor. We liken [compare] one thing to another.

We use as or like to compare

We don’t use  as or Like
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales & hills

[Daffodils by William Wordsworth]

The sea is a hungry dog
Giant & grey

He rolls on the beach all day
[The sea by J. Reeves]
She is like a rose  [She is beautiful.]
She is a rose.  [She is beautiful]
As flies to wanton boys are we to th' gods, They kill us for their sport.
[Shakespeare: King Lear Act 4.1.43]

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men & women merely players

[Shakespeare: As You Like It, 2.7.142]

It’s been a hard day’s night
& I’ve been working like a dog

You are the sunshine of my life.

Hyperbole – exaggeration
I have a million things to do today.
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for rich man to enter the kingdom of God

[Matthew 19:24, Mark 10:25, Luke 18:25]

I can tell when my mother-in-law is coming over; the mice throw themselves on the traps.

“Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred, Then another thousand, then a second hundred, Then still another thousand, then a hundred, Then, when we will have made so many thousands, we'll garble them up, so that we may not know, nor any wicked man have power to give us the evil eye, knowing the quantity of kisses.”

―Gaius Valerius Catullus


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