I choose imagery as my winner because it is widely used more frequent in

I choose imagery as my winner because it is widely

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I choose imagery as my winner because it is widely used, more frequent in articles and literature, and is an overall better term than apostrophe. Sweet 16 Round 8: Hyperbole vs. Litote Hyperbole takes home the last win of the Sweet 16 with its endless ability for use and its frequent use in all types of works. Hyperbole, or exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally, is so versatile and easy to understand that it is easy to see why it is so useful and frequently used. Litote, or an ironic understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary, on the other hand is the cooler one of the two but is more complicated to understand. For this reason, my winner is hyperbole since it offers various uses, is easier to understand, and is used so often. Elite 8 Round 1: Metaphor vs. Metonymy Metaphor is the first winner of the start of this round due to its reliable use and frequency in so many different pieces of work. Though metonymy is a cooler word to say and spell and also offers many uses, it is used less frequently and is a tougher term to understand. These factors make metaphor the clear winner out of the two because of its versatility and frequency even though it lacks a coolness factor. I chose metaphor as the winner because it is clearly the stronger term in the matchup against metonymy. Elite 8 Round 2: Irony vs. Satire Irony overtakes satire in this matchup, as irony is more universally used as opposed to satire in pieces of work. Although both are useful for different purposes in order to effectively get their point across, irony does a better job of being more apparent in all types of works rather than in mainly opinionated news and articles. Satire does win in terms of coolness because of the sarcastic and opinionated tone that it projects, but unfortunately is it not enough to overpower the solidarity of irony. I chose irony over satire because of its universal use and effective delivery. Elite 8 Round 3: Parallelism vs. Allusion Allusion is the winner versus parallelism in this matchup because it is overall the better term. Allusion is more useful in conveying a point compared to parallelism, and is more frequently used in literature. Parallelism still is one of the coolest words and has a unique meaning and use, but it cannot beat out the reliable term that is allusion. I chose allusion as my winner over parallelism because it is a more useful term, and is more frequently used even though it is on the
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less cooler side in terms of the word and its creativity definition-wise. Elite 8 Round 4: Imagery vs. Hyperbole For the last round in this leg of the tournament, the win goes to imagery over hyperbole as imagery without a doubt prevails as the stronger term. Imagery, with its use to give the reader a vivid visual of the scene and insight into what they are thinking, is far more useful and frequently used compared to the exaggeration that hyperbole provides. Imagery is also the cooler term with all that it can project in such a short description. Overall, imagery clearly wins this round over
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  • Spring '11
  • mrskane
  • Figure of speech, Metonymy

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