|Figures of Speech||Definitions|
|Metaphor||A metaphor is a comparison drawn between two different things that have something in common.|
Example: The world is your oyster.
|Metonymy||Metonymy is the substitution of one phrase for another having a similar meaning in order to express something in an indirect manner.|
Example: I remain loyal to the country.
|Onomatopoeia||Onomatopoeia is a term that sounds like the sound it describes.|
Example: My watch ticks loudly.
|Oxymoron||An oxymoron occurs when two words in a sentence contradict one another.|
|Paradox||A paradox is a self-contradictory assertion.|
Example: Deep down Anna is really shallow.
|Personification||Personification is the process by which a non-living object is given human characteristics.|
|Pun||A pun is a word play in which a word is used to change the meaning of a statement and add a double meaning.|
|Simile||A simile is a term that compares one item to another by utilising the words like or as.|
|Synecdoche||A synecdoche is a remark in which only a portion of something is articulated in order to refer to the entire item.|
|Understatement||Understatement is a statement that is intended to be less essential than the message being conveyed.|