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WHAT IS FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USED FOR

We were discussing heavy duty solar oven in our recent post, today we will see here some figurative language with the help of this post.

Figurative language is just opposite of literal language; figurative language can be seen in poem as poets are generally used figurative language as compared to literal language.

In literal language it is cleared that what is exactly meaning i.e. we will say the same that we want to say or that we mean. 

Idiom 

Idiom is a figurative language used by a group of persons in their daily routine,
Idiom means words those meaning are different with the normal meaning of those words.

Examples

1.    Chill is an idiom that shows the following meaning 
Take it easy 
Do not worry 
Relax

But if we think it’s exactly meaning then it means something related with freezer
there are so many more examples of idioms and we use these idioms in our daily routine.

2.    I wish David may kick the bucket
3.    He’s as sharp as tack
4.    Learning physics is not a piece of cake.

Appropriate circumstances for using

When we have to express a more complicated view or ideas in very short way,
As in above example Chill, we want to express that there is no problem and there is no need to worry. We have told that chill that means we have expressed that we want and in a very short way.

Analogy

Analogy is also a figurative language that provides the comparison of the relationship between one groups of objects & another group of objects.

For example 

1)    Boat is to water as plane is to air
In this case, the relationship between boats with water is same as relationship of plane with air. Boat travels in water & plane travels in air.
2)    Heat transfer as mass transfer
The principle between heat transfers is same as mass transfer
3)    He feels like a fish out of water, it means that he is not feeling comfortable with his surrounding areas.

Appropriate circumstances for using 

It is generally used when we have to express the similarity between two groups of objects.

Metaphor

Metaphor is also a figurative language and we use it to compare the two unlike objects but we do not have to use words like or as.

This is very important thing that we do not have to use words like or as in order to compare two unlike objects or things.

Examples

1.    He’s a lion when he fights.
2.    He is a graceful swan.
3.    She is a diamond in the rough.
4.    She had butterflies in his stomach.
5.    David carried the total weight of world on his shoulders.

Appropriate circumstances for using 

When we have to compare two unlike things and we are not allowed to use like and a

Simile

Simile is also a figurative language and we use it to compare the two unlike objects by the use of words like or as.

Examples

1.    David is as gentle as Sheela
2.    His eyes are like stars.
3.    Bekham is as busy as bee.
4.    He is like god.

Appropriate circumstances for using 

When we have to compare two unlike things and we are allowed to use like and as

Cliché

Cliché is also a figurative language which is used to express something that has been used so many times that it has become common and boring sometimes.

Examples

1.    Many hands make light work.

Appropriate circumstances for using 

It is used when we have to express the thing which is very common i.e. not important or trite and boring 

Amphiboly

If grammatical structure of a sentence is such a way that it has different meanings and interpretations, then we will say that, that is amphiboly.

Examples

1.    David suffered a bad taxpayer’s dream 
In this case there is two meaning 
A.   Bad dream of taxpayer
B.   Dream of bad taxpayer
2.    Last night he shot a burglar in his paint.

Appropriate circumstances for using

Used where - More than one meaning for one sentence 

Flame word

Flame word is also a figurative language but it is less use,
It is used normally for bringing attention or highlighting or making very important point normally in controversial, questionable, and debatable techniques.

Examples

1.    There should be that damn war 
2.    Damn sure that he will be coming to Delhi

Appropriate circumstances for using

The flame words should not be used in the formal writing, but also it should be used just for the dialogue in the creative writing.

Hyperbole

Hyperbole is also a figurative language & we use in our daily routine when we want to stress & impress. 

Hyperbole indicates the Exaggeration in such a way that no one can believe it .we can also say that overstate or embellish to stress a point.

Examples

1.    That wallet weighs a ton!
2.    I’ve asked you a billion times to clean up your study-room!
3.    He has ton of work orders.

Appropriate circumstances for using

It should be used when we want to stress some point with embellishment.

Euphemism

Euphemism is also a figurative language which is used in order to replace another word which is considered as more offensive words. We can say that in order to replace offensive or vulgar words, we use Euphemism.

If a word is looks like vulgar and we do not want to say, we can use Euphemism words in order to express our views.

Examples

1.    His grandmother died, but when we will use Euphemism type of figurative language then we can say 
His grandmother passed away
2.    Pornography is not good, but when we will use Euphemism type of figurative language then we can say
Adult entertainment is not good.
3.    She is going to hospital for abortion, but when we will use Euphemism type of figurative language then we can say
She is going to hospital for Pregnancy termination

Appropriate circumstances for using

Euphemism type of figurative languages is used in those circumstances where we want to express our views but by using good word instead of vulgar and offensive words.
As we use Adult movie instead of porn movie.

Colloquialism

Colloquialism is also considered as figurative language. 

Colloquialism is an informal expression that is used normally in casual conversation or in informal language.

 
Colloquialism should not be used in formal writing or formal speech.
Colloquialism words such as
1.    wanna  -    used instead of want to 
2.    gonna  -    used instead of going  to
3.    y’all      -    used instead of You all 
4.    gotta      -  used instead of  got to or have to

Examples

1.    wanna meet you
2.    wanna have a cigrate , it indicates that - do you want to have a cigrate
3.    I gotta go , it indicates that – I have to go 
4.    He wanna go home as his dad are waiting for him.

Appropriate circumstances for using

We normally used this figurative language in casual conversation or in informal language 
Colloquialism should not be used in formal writing or formal speech

Use of - Figurative Language - Quality resources

Hyperbole

The top floor of this hotel can touch the clouds
I’ve asked you a billion times to clean up your teeth.

Metaphor

He’s a lion when he fights

David carried the total weight of world on his shoulders

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