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How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by TheWritingHub(m): 11:58am On Dec 15, 2018
In the write-up below, I decided to play with figures of speech.


In it, are different figures of speech (FOG). There are: antithesis, synecdoche, metaphor, metonym, oxymoron, metalepsis, personification, polysemy and homonym.

So can you point these FOGs out from the write-up? Oya, give it a try.

....

Ukaay: Is there anything bigger than Michael's toad eyes?

Ellikot: Such eyes would be more conspicuous than Lai Mohammed's lies.

Ukaay: You need to lie flatly not to see such.

Ellikot: We know it's possible to have eyes and be blind.

Ukaay: Like having a heart, yet dead.

Ellikot: Even with such eyes, he still gets hurt from kicking the bucket.

Ukaay: He had big eyes and cannot see: yet what we see as the little Sun can see.

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by AryEmber(f): 8:47pm On Dec 15, 2018
Lemme try. Micheal's told eye is oxymoron. Little sun can see, personification.... that's all I can guess on

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by MvpSplendor: 8:59pm On Dec 15, 2018
With all the wahalla person for dey face for this Naija, u still have time to call me to check FOG? Figure of Speech ko, Food of Goats ni undecided

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by Posimii(f): 9:00pm On Dec 15, 2018
Michael's toad eye is metaphor

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by TheWritingHub(m): 12:18am On Dec 16, 2018
AryEmber:
Lemme try. Micheal's told eye is oxymoron. Little sun can see, personification.... that's all I can guess on

You got the personification right. But "Michael's toad eyes" is not an oxymoron. �

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by TheWritingHub(m): 12:19am On Dec 16, 2018
MvpSplendor:
With all the wahalla person for dey face for this Naija, u still have time to call me to check FOG? Figure of Speech ko, Food of Goats ni undecided

Lol

What to do na? It's a way to relax ni

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by TheWritingHub(m): 12:20am On Dec 16, 2018
Posimii:
Michael's toad eye is metaphor
That's correct. Can you try out any other one?

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by Sweetheart666(f): 7:50am On Dec 16, 2018
TheWritingHub:
In the write-up below, I decided to play with figures of speech.


In it, are different figures of speech (FOG). There are: antithesis, synecdoche, metaphor, metonym, oxymoron, metalepsis, personification, polysemy and homonym.

So can you point these FOGs out from the write-up? Oya, give it a try.

....

Ukaay: Is there anything bigger than Michael's toad eyes?

Ellikot: Such eyes would be more conspicuous than Lai Mohammed's lies.

Ukaay: You need to lie flatly not to see such.

Ellikot: We know it's possible to have eyes and be blind.

Ukaay: Like having a heart, yet dead.

Ellikot: Even with such eyes, he still gets hurt from kicking the bucket.

Ukaay: He had big eyes and cannot see: yet what we see as the little Sun can see.

..



laslasticlala
mynd44
1. Metaphor
2.homonym
3.metalepsis
4.oxymoron
5.simile
6.paradox
7.personification
Don't ask how I knew them,I was the best literature student of my set and I currently teach literature.

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by TheWritingHub(m): 9:24am On Dec 16, 2018
Sweetheart666:

1. Metaphor
2.homonym
3.metalepsis
4.oxymoron
5.simile
6.paradox
7.personification
Don't ask how I knew them,I was the best literature student of my set and I currently teach literature.

Lol,..

But you only got 1 and 7 correctly.

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by AryEmber(f): 9:24am On Dec 16, 2018
TheWritingHub:


You got the personification right. But "Michael's toad eyes" is not an oxymoron. �
Ofcourse it's not oxymoron, what was I thinking? It should be metaphor. He has big eyes but cannot see..... hmm, Paradox?
Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by TheWritingHub(m): 9:32am On Dec 16, 2018
AryEmber:
Ofcourse it's not oxymoron, what was I thinking? It should be metaphor.

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Maybe you were thinking about your better half. �
Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by ekene101: 12:04pm On Dec 16, 2018
TheWritingHub:


Lol,..

But you only got 1 and 7 correctly.
she is correct somehow though
But 2 might be wrong though
4 might be right,have eyes and be blind,oxymoron places two opposite words together to form a sharp contrast,I stand to be corrected.
5. Can be simile and oxymoron though,depending on the context one views it.
6.euphemism

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by TheWritingHub(m): 12:29pm On Dec 16, 2018
ekene101:
she is correct somehow though
But 2 might be wrong though
4 might be right,have eyes and be blind,oxymoron places two opposite words together to form a sharp contrast,I stand to be corrected.
5. Can be simile and oxymoron though,depending on the context one views it.
6.euphemism

She's right on 4, for the fact that one sentence can employ more than one figure of speech.

5 is not a similie. The presence of like in the sentence doesn't make it one. It can be an oxymoron, but only if the original figure of speech used is gotten. So it's not necessarily an oxymoron.

6 looks like an euphemism, but it's essentially another figure of speech that employed euphemism to achieve it's aim.
Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by Posimii(f): 1:02pm On Dec 16, 2018
Lie Muhammed lies shd be homonym

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by EMMAUGOH(m): 7:23pm On Dec 28, 2018
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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by ClearFlair: 7:23pm On Dec 28, 2018
TheWritingHub:
In the write-up below, I decided to play with figures of speech.


In it, are different figures of speech (FOG). There are: antithesis, synecdoche, metaphor, metonym, oxymoron, metalepsis, personification, polysemy and homonym.

So can you point these FOGs out from the write-up? Oya, give it a try.

....

Ukaay: Is there anything bigger than Michael's toad eyes?

Ellikot: Such eyes would be more conspicuous than Atiku's lies.

Ukaay: You need to lie flatly not to see such.

Ellikot: We know it's possible to have eyes and be blind.

Ukaay: Like having a heart, yet dead.

Ellikot: Even with such eyes, he still gets hurt from kicking the bucket.

Ukaay: He had big eyes and cannot see: yet what we see as the little Sun can see.

..



Ellikot: Such eyes would be more conspicuous than Atiku's lies.


Your write-up is more realistic now.

"...as corrupt as an Atiku."

What figure of speech is that?

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by martineverest(m): 7:23pm On Dec 28, 2018
lie Mohammed.... homonym
toad's eyes...... metaphor
little sun can see... personification
eyes and be blind.....this is clearly para6and not oxymoron

heart but dead....... antithesis

this op needs to learn the difference between paradox and oxymoron.....there is nothing like oxymoron in above sentences,they are clearly paradox.

op also failed to add simile to his list

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by helinues: 7:24pm On Dec 28, 2018
Ok
Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by sinaj(f): 7:25pm On Dec 28, 2018
Is there anything bigger than Michael's toad eyes? metaphor

We know it's possible to have eyes and be blind. Anthithesis

Like having a heart, yet dead oxymoron

He had big eyes and cannot see: yet what we see as the little Sun can see.
antithesis, personification

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by solasoulmusic(f): 7:25pm On Dec 28, 2018
Lmao thanks
Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by Peterdredd(m): 7:26pm On Dec 28, 2018
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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by Sirheny007(m): 7:27pm On Dec 28, 2018
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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by valdes00(m): 7:28pm On Dec 28, 2018
The only figure of speech I can remember is MONEY ...
Na 2019 be this -- MY YEAR of LINKUP

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To all NLers, in 2019, believe that you will get the perfect LINKUP to progress... AMEN

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by kikake: 7:28pm On Dec 28, 2018
What of: Lai Mohammed's lies in 2014/15 made Nigeria lay prostrate today?
Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by anibabes007(m): 7:28pm On Dec 28, 2018
1. Oxymoron
2. Hyperbole
3. Hyperbole
4. Simile
5. Personification
6. Metaphor




Gbam my score
Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by ednut1(m): 7:29pm On Dec 28, 2018
Be care OP. No remind me of secondary school days
Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by DannyJ19(m): 7:29pm On Dec 28, 2018
Olodo just full this thread. Common figure of speech una no sabi
Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by RebirthPhoenix(m): 7:30pm On Dec 28, 2018
TheWritingHub:


You got the personification right. But "Michael's toad eyes" is not an oxymoron. �


"little sun can see" is not personification, but "pathetic fallacy".
Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by Timil: 7:30pm On Dec 28, 2018
The mod who pushed this to FP, fire burn you there!

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by AreaFada2: 7:30pm On Dec 28, 2018
These arts people nor go kee person with laugh. Oxymoron ko, Carbomoron and Nitromoron ni? grin cheesy grin

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by Timil: 7:31pm On Dec 28, 2018
DannyJ19:
Olodo just full this thread. Common figure of speech una no sabi
As you kon sabi am, shey e don fetch you money?

Your own priority is to learn figure of speech my own priority is to make some cash, different strokes for different folks.

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Re: How Good Are You With Figures Of Speech? Try This Out by Passionate888: 7:31pm On Dec 28, 2018
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