Films from Literature ENG 2400

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    A) By next Friday, Sept. 4, please know the answers to the following
    literary terms:

    1a) Define “metaphor” or “simile,” which are slightly different. Choose

    A simile is a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as.

    1b) Provide an example:

    You were as brave as a lion.

    2a) Define “alliteration”

    Alliteration is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

    2b) Provide an example:

    “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.”

    3a) Define “personification”

    Personification is the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

    3b) Provide an example:

    My alarm yelled at me this morning.

    4a) Define parallelism or parallel wording in writing

    Parallelism is also known as parallel structure, is when phrases in a sentence have similar or the same grammatical structure.

    4b) Provide an example

    That’s one step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

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