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Faye Estopace 10- Resource In traditional analysis, words in figurative expressions connote additional layers of meaning, while words in literal expressions denote what they mean according to common or dictionary usage. When the human ear or eye receives the message, the mind must interpret the data to convert it into meaning. What are Figuratives? On many occasions, the words may not convey the literal meaning of them. They may convey the indirect meanings which may be just the opposite to their literal meanings. Such symbolical and metaphorical meanings are called Figuratives. They contain the figure of speech. Let us see few hundreds of such Figuratives here. The Figuratives have been arranged in the alphabetical order Dagger: To be at daggers drawn – to be deadly enemies Damocles: To have the sword of Damocles hanging over one’s head – to be in imminent danger of losing one’s life; to live in constant fear of some impending danger Daniel: A Daniel – an imperial judge (Shakespeare, “Merchant of Venice”: Daniel I-VI.)
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