Figures of speech such as simile, metaphor, analogy, synesthesia, allusion, personification, and mythology are ways of helping the author express themselves creatively. These figures of speech help the author create an image of what they are trying to express without literally writing out word by word.
“The Latin word simile means alike. Metaphor is from the Greek word for transfer.” Similes and Metaphors are two figures of speech that we’ve seen throughout high school and previous english courses. As we all know similes compare two things using the words “like” or “as”. A metaphor as described in the book, is when we transfer to one thing the identity of something else that we associate with it.
An analogy is basically the reasoning behind the metaphor. To my understanding, an analogy is the explanation to why the metaphor is used to compare the two things. Synesthesia comes from a Greek word meaning “blended feelings.” “Synesthesia is an interpretation of data in one sense in terms of another.” (Manson)
“An allusion is another regonition of similarity, usually following an “it-reminds-me-of” pattern.” Personification is when you give an object the charasterestics of a human being.
After reading and reviewing this chapter, i felt this was more of a review from previous courses.