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Fig­ures of Speech in Po­etry/Com­po­si­tion Writ­ing

Fig­ures of speech may be used in po­etry/com­po­si­tion writ­ing to pro­vide em­pha­sis, fresh­ness of ex­pres­sion or make ideas clearer. The fol­low­ing are some fig­ures of speech which you may use:

Sim­ile - A sim­ile is a form of writ­ing in which one thing is com­pared with another. - It is usu­ally in­tro­duced by like or as. In De­cem­ber, some­times the rain beats on the roofs

Metaphor - The metaphor is sim­i­lar to the sim­ile. - It com­pares two things with­out the use of like or as.

The night was a black cloak cov­er­ing the land. like bul­lets

Per­son­i­fi­ca­tion - This refers to the art of giv­ing hu­man qual­i­ties of feel­ing and ac­tion to some­thing that is not hu­man. “Down on the dock is an English ship. Rest­ing af­ter her ocean trip.” (The ship is given the feel­ing or emo­tion of a hu­man be­ing.)

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