Name some of the figures of speech in "The Happy Prince" by Oscar Wilde.
I am writing a term paper on Figures Of Speech in the Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde. Can anybody help? I am kind a depressed! :/
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Please, don't be depressed about a silly little term paper. You'll write a great paper about the Happy Prince, and some day you'll meet one, too!
SIMILE (comparisons using "like" or "as"):
a) "He is as beautiful as a weathercock";
b) "He looks just like an angel";
ALLITERATION (repetition of initial consonant sounds):
a) "Charity Children"
b) "Mathematical Master"
d) "Palace of San-Souci"
PERSONIFICATION (human abilities and traits are assigned to non-human beings):
a) "'Shall I love you?' said the Swallow";
b) "The eyes of the Happy Prince were filled with tears, and tears were running down his golden cheeks";
METAPHOR (comparisons that do not use "like" or "as"):
a) So he flew round and round her, touching the water with his wings, and making silver ripples (the ripples in the water are not actually silver; they only look like silver);
ANAPHORA (repetition of a phrase):
a) "Swallow, Swallow, little Swallow," (this is repeated 6 times, near the end of the story).
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