Types of Figures of Speech with Examples and Quizzes have more than 20 types. It is better to study those figures of speech first, and then try to solve the quizzes given below.

Types of Figures of Speech

Alliteration, Anti-climax, Antithesis, Apostrophe, Assonance, Climax, Epigram, Euphemism, Exclamation, Hyperbole, Innuendo, Irony, Litotes, Metaphor, Metonymy, Onomatopoeia, Oxymoron, Paradox, Periphrasis/circumlocution, Personification, Pun, Repetition, Rhetorical, Sarcasm, Simile, Synecdoche, Tautology/ Pleonasm, Transferred Epithet.

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Types of Figures of Speech with Examples and Quizzes – 1

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Figures of Speech Quiz - 1

Question - 20

Time - 10 min

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The term used for repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive clauses is

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The opposite of Anaphora is

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A ludicrous descending order of the series of idea is the description of

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Alliteration may be defined as

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A figure os speech is

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Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.

The figure of speech is

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Full fathom five thy father lies

is an example of

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Figures of speech is sometimes called

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A man's nature runs either to herbs or weeds, therefore, let him seasonably water the one and destroy the other.

the figure of speech is

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Traditionally figures of speech are classified into

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Man proposes. God disposes.

The figure of speech is

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O but I fear the fickle freaks

is an instance of

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Fair is my Love and cruel as she's fair,

Her brow shakes frown, although her eyes are sunny

Her smiles are lightning though her pride despair

these lines show the figure

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The soldier fights for glory, and a shilling a day. Here the figure is

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The figure of speech characterised by the repetition of words or group of words at the beginning of consecutive sentences is called

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A figure of speech is

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To err is human, to forgive is devine.

The figure of speech is

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Which figure of speech has been used in the following line

Even thus last night and two nights more, I lay,

And could win thee, sleep! by any stealth.

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What term is used when repetition of the same word or words at the start of two or more lines?

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Types of Figures of Speech with Examples and Quizzes – 2

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Figure of Speech 2/20

Question - 20

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It is an inoffensive or indirect expression. It is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh. For instance: Someone is no more. It is known as

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Which figure of speech has been used in the following line?

"O World! O Life! O Time!"

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The repetition of similar vowels in the stress syllables of successive words is

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Turning point is

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"To gossip is a fault, to libel a crime, to slander, a sin." The figure is

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"Hail! Smiling norn." The figure of speech used here is

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Consider the statements

1-Antimetabole is a figure which makes the repetition of words or phrases.

2-Chiasmus is a figure which makes the repetition of similar concepts. It repeats a similar concept within a repeated grammatical structure. But, it is not essential that it will involve the repetition of the same words.

3- The two figures, though seem to be the same, differ. Antimetabole reverses the exact words. Chiasmus also reverses but it reverses the grammatical structure. It is not essential that it will reverse with the same words.

Find the correct statement/ statements

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In which figure, vowel sounds are repeated

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"Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!" Here is the figure is

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"The best way to learn a language is to speak it." Here the figure is:

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The other name of anti-climax is

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It is a grammatical term which refers to the inversion of word order from one clause to another. It is

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This rhetorical figure is derived from the Greek term for the letter X or for a crossover. It is a literary figure in which words, grammatical constructions or concepts are repeated in reverse order

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"One should eat to live, not live to eat" and "Ask not what your country can do for you, as what you can do for your country" are the examples of

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"Dear, come near and fear not " is an example of

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"A sudden and ridiculous descent from the exalted to the commonplace and ordinary, especially when a writer, striving for the noble or pathetic, description of a term." This term is

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Circumlocution is also known as

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The climax is a Greek word which signifies

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"There rolls the sea where grows the tree O Earth! What changes has thou seen?" The figure of speech used in these lines is

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The climax is the series of the idea in the ...............order of importace.

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Types of Figures of Speech with Examples and Quizzes – 3

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Figure of Speech 3/20

Question - 20

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Identify the figure of speech in the following line: "The fire of passion made him blind."

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"It is a wise father that knows his own child." The figure is

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'Sophocles' Oedipus the King is a very complex example of

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"Speech is silver, but silence is gold." The figure of speech is

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"He was a learned man among lords, and a lord among learned men." The figure is

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"A tattered coat upon a stick" is an instance of

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"An indirect (and usually malicious) implication" is known as:

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"Difference between reality and appearance" creates:

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The line "they were swifter than eagles and stronger than lions" contains a figure of speech. It is

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"He looks smart, though he is at the subset of his life." The figure is

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Verbal irony is

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"I see a lily on thy brow

Pale with anguish" The figure of speech is

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Meiosis (which is understatement for rhetorical effect) is the opposite of

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Epigram is

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Unstable irony is

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Epigram is a short, witty statement in verse or prose. It may be complimentary, satiric or aphoristic. It is defined as "A dwarfish whole, / Its body brevity, and wit its soul." Who defined 'Epigram' in this manner?

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"Ten thousand saw I at a glance." The figure is

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What is the figure of speech in which, a statement is made emphatic by overstatement?

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Zounds is an Euphemism for

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The term for "saying one thing and meaning another" is

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