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Examples of metaphor

10 Figures of Speech with Examples (1)

A figure of speech is a rhetorical device that achieves a special effect by using words in distinctive ways. Though there are hundreds of figures of speech, below are 20 of the most common figures. You will probably remember many of these terms from your English classes. Whether you are conscious of it or not, [...]

Grammar Clinic: The REAL difference between OXYMORON and PARADOX

Oxymoron An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which seemingly contradictory words appear side by side but still involving a point. That is, two opposite words are placed side by side to bring out a point. Examples are act naturally, original copy, conspicuous absence, found missing, alone together, criminal justice, old news, peace force, even odds, awful good, [...]