What are the 12 types of figurative language? When we hear or read about these figurative language examples, many people ask themselves: “What are the 12 signs?” This question is an important one for all language experts, not only to understand the process and function of language but also to teach language to children who are learning. The most important thing about figurative language is that it is a way to express ideas in ways that don’t necessarily come out as literal words. As an example: A man who was afraid of his feelings was able to confront his fear by simulating a feeling in his mind instead.
So, what are the 12 basic types of alliteration?
The first one is alliteration that includes alliteration with tonal or rhythmic accompaniment. For example: The speaker said the lady’s name and the speaker’s friend repeated the word. Both speakers had alliteration in the first sentence and in the second sentence the friend had added her voice to make the alliteration stronger.
The second type of alliteration is onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia is the use of exaggerated vocal sounds to convey a specific meaning. For example: The secretary spoke in a high-pitched voice and the crowd followed her. This example of onomatopoeia has the same alliteration as speech-ambiguous speech but it added a definite meaning to the speaker’s communication. Here is another example: The audience heard the secretary say, “The meeting is closed.”
The third type of alliteration is hyperbole
Hyperbole can have many different levels of figurative language depending on how the speaker chooses to deliver it. For example, The president of the United States is perceived to be a man who has been promoted several times in the past year. This level of hyperbole adds a level of irony to the communication because although the audience may see the promotion as a major victory for the president, the alliteration makes them think that he has actually accomplished less than he has.
The final group of allusion and imagery examples involve language, which is employed to describe something very specific
An example of this would be an Olympic figure skating event where one skater is wearing leotards and holding a silver medal. While the figure skater is doing that, the audience hears the commentator say, “This is the first Olympic figure skating gold medal won by a black American”. This example communicates the athlete’s success/hindsight while at the same time it describes something very specific about that individual.
The types of figurative language and allusion can also be used to describe something intangible. An example of this would be the US flag. When the flag is shown in the sky during a parade or during other patriotic events, many people feel strongly about the patriotism of the US. However, these same people would not necessarily link the feeling of patriotism with the fact that they see the flag as a metaphor for America. Some would simply take it as a sign of creativity and artistic ability.
Another great example of figurative language and allusions would be the use of certain metaphors in literature
A classic example of this would be The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Sir Richard Francis Burton. This book covers so many different topics including exploration, mysticism and even mortality itself!
While many authors use figurative language and allusions in their work, not everyone who writes with figurative language and allusions intends to convey a literal meaning. Authors like Gilbert Cannan use a variety of figurative language and allusions to show the journey of man. He describes parts of the human personality through various symbols and allusions. He even uses one of his most well-known quotes in the novel as an example.