Name three uses of metaphors, similies, irony, foreshadowing, or hyperbole.

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Many examples can easily be found in or around Cyrano's "nose" speech--when he is insulting Valvert's lack of wit, then fighting a duel with him.  I'll give you one example of each; you can certainly find more on your own.

Metaphor - "'Tis a rock--a crag--a cape--...a peninsula!"

Simile - "I do not dress up like a popinjay!"

Irony - "But I have no gloves!  A pity too!"  (verbal irony--he so wishes he had some gloves!)

Hyperbole - "When it blows, the typhoon howls....When it bleeds, the Red Sea!"


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