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37 6.2.5 Personification Personification is a trope in which an inanimate object or an abstract idea is represented as person. Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful ...... John Donne — Death Be Not Proud. Here, Death is personified. Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher. William Wordsworth — The Tables Turned. Here Nature is personified. 6.2.6 Hyperbole Hyperbole —A trope in which intensity is conveyed through extreme exaggeration. Examples : Sol thro’ write Curtains shot a tim’rous Ray And op’d those Eyes that must eclipse the Day; Alexander Pope — The Rape of the Lock. In order to convey the brightness of Belinda’s eyes, a comparison has been instituated with the Sun itself, which is the source of all light. I lov’d Ophelia : forty thousand brothers Could not, with all their quantity of love, Make up my sum. Shakespeare — Hamlet. (V i 262-264) Hamlet expresses his love for Ophelia in hyperbolic terms to Laertes. Ophelia’s brother. 6.3 a203 FIGURES OF SPEECH In using figures of speech a change is brought in the grammatical order or pattern of words, and not in their meaning, as in the tropes. Examples — Alliteration, Antithesis with Oxymoron and Epigram, Climax and Anti-climax, Chiasmus, Zeugma and Hyperbation. 6.3.1 Alliteration The repetition of the same letter or syllable at the beginning of words

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