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Literary Device Project: Literary Terms Review Cliché is an expression that has been used so often that it has become trite and sometimes boring. Example: Many hands make light work. That’s the way the cookie crumbles! You can’t win ‘em all! Apostrophe: A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as if present and capable of understanding. ‚Oh Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?‛ OR A development of personification in which the writer addresses the object or concept that he has personified. ‚Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again.‛ Aphorism: is a brief saying embodying a moral, a concise statement of a principle or precept given in pointed words. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. "Sits he on ever so high a throne, a man still sits on his bottom." (Montaigne) Pun: A pun is a figure of speech which consists of a deliberate confusion of similar words or phrases for rhetorical effect, whether humorous or serious. A bicycle can't stand alone because it is two-tired. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. Energizer Bunny arrested -- charged with battery. Metonymy: the naming of one particular thing being replaced by the name of something it is closely associated with. ‚The White House said today…‛ Myrtle Beach Welcomes You! Synecdoche: a word or term used to refer to a whole thing or a part of it, or a specific class of things related to that word. ‚All hands on deck!‛ ‚Nice wheels.‛ ‚I have too many mouths to feed.‛
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