Definition of figure of speech in English:

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figure of speech


A word or phrase used in a non-literal sense for rhetorical or vivid effect.
Example sentences
  • If anything is missing from her far-reaching analyses it is a sense of how recurring figures of speech effect the desire and response of readers.
  • Images are often presented through figures of speech like simile and metaphor.
  • Poetry is language that makes abundant use of figures of speech and language that aims to be powerfully persuasive.

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