Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Metaphor and Simile

What is figure of speech?
  • An expression that uses language in non-literal way. This are being express to suggest some effect, meaning, sound, image or any related resemblance. It can be metaphor, simile, personification or antithesis.

--------Metaphor and Simile-------

What is simile?

  • This is a form of figure of speech in which two unlike things are being compared to each other.
  • Things are being compared using as and like.

e.g. Emie is like a flower in my garden.

emie is compared to a flower, they are absolutely different from each other.

e.g. Your gold earings are as shine in the morning.

Gold earings are being compared as shine in the morning.

What is Metaphor?

  • A form of figure of speech in which words are being compared without the use of like and as.
  • Phrase are being applied to something though literally its not applicable.
  • To designate the words to emply a resemblance.
  • representing some symbols.

e.g. Jhons love is everlasting on janes eyes

Life is a blessing, death is a curse

Time is gold , pain is thorns

obstacles are stones

--------Personification and Antithesis------

What is Personification?

  • its a figure of speech on which an imaginary thing or creature is being conceived or figured to represent something.
  • its an abstraction
  • another piece of dramatic literary work

e.g. "River shout while flowing" it is a personification because river can not shout.

"Diamond is love" it is a personification because diamond is not a living things nor feel love.

What is antithesis?

  • Its a figure of speech in which it deliberates contrasting ideas but in a balance phrase.
  • Direct opposition and contrast

e.g. Peace is the antithesis of war.

Quite is the antithesis of noise.

Give me freedom or give me death.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ballad and Monologue

What is ballad?

  • Ballad is any romantic composition that can be sung in the same melody. It has romantic and sentimental character... usually composed of two stanzas.
  • It is commonly called as the music for ballad.
  • It is a narrative poem that anyone could sing it.

e.g. courtesy from my sample pre test

There lived a wife at Usher's Well,

And a wealthy wife was she;

She had three stout and stalwart sons,

and sent them o'er the sea.

What is a monologue?

  • It is a form of poem with a dramatic composition being express with a single speaker.
  • Its like a drama but being acted by a single character.
  • addressing another character or speaking to the audience

e.g. fomous monologue "The Green Tie on the Little Yellow Dog"

There's a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu,

There's a little marbles cross below the town;

There's a broken-hearted woman tends the grave of Mad Carew

And the Yellow God forever gazes down.

what is a dramatic monologue?

  • It is in a poetic form with a single character of speaker.
  • Revealing her or himself in a dramatic form of situation.
  • Addressed by a character to a second person
  • It exhibits feelings and thoughts
  • delivered loud to the audience but speaking alone.

e.g. courtesy from my practise prep test

She thanked men,-good! But thanked.

Somehow-I know not how-as if she ranked

My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name

With antibody's gift. Who'd stoop to blame

This short of trifling?