CBSE - X - English
Can you explain me the following figures of speech:
Oxymoron is the use of two opposing ideas together for a self-contradictory yet poetic effect.
The dinner is almost ready.
She had an air of violent calmness.
Euphemism is the use of a milder term for a harsh word/idea.
He is mentally unsound. (Milder term for mad)
Her grandmother is with God. (Milder term for dead)
Antithesis- Opposing ideas are brought together.
To err is human; to forgive is divine.
Man proposes; God disposes.
Synecdoche uses a part to designate the whole or a whole is to designate a part.
Part for the whole:
He has many mouths to feed.
The phrase 'many mouths' refers to the people dependant on him. Thus, it is part for the whole.
Whole for the part:
India won the world cup in 2010.
The word 'India' refers to the Indian team and not the entire county. Hence, it is a whole for a part.
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