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Give one example each from your own reading of literature on the following literary device.1 onomatopoeia 2 metaphor. 3 synecdoche 4 metonymy. 5



1. Onomatopoeia: Sounds that we hear. (Can be animal sound or even materialistic sound.) Ex. Buzz, Ruff-Ruff

2. Metaphor: When a comparison takes place directly.(Without the use of 'like' or 'as') Ex. He was a lion in the fight.

3. Synecdoche: A figure of speech when a term denoting one thing is used to denote something similiar. Ex. Head count, counting noses

4. Metonymy: When a word or phrase is used to replace another word or phrase. Ex. Let me give you a hand. (Here hand refers to help.)

5. Personification: When the qualities of a living thing are referred to a non living thing. Ex. The wind howled in the night. 

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