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高级英语第一册修辞手法总结

Lesson 1

1."We can batten down and ride it out," he said. (Para. 4) metaphor

2 .Wind and rain now whipped the house. (Para. 7) personification 、metaphor

3. The children went from adult to adult like buckets in a fire brigade. (Para.11) simile

4. He held his head between his hands, and silently prayed: “Get us through this mess, will Y ou?”(Para. 17) alliteration

5. It seized a 600, 000-gallon Gulfport oil tank and dumped it 3.5 miles away. (Para.19) personification

6. Telephone poles and 20-inch-thick pines cracked like guns as the winds snapped them. (Para.19) simile、onomatopoeia(拟声)

7. Several vacationers at the luxurious Richelieu Apartments there held a hurricane party to watch the storm from their spectacular vantage point. (Para. 20)transferred epithet

8 8. Richelieu Apartments were smashed apart as if by a gigantic fist, and 26 people perished.(Para. 20)simile、personification

9. and blown down power lines coiled like black spaghetti over the roads.(Para.28)

simile

10.household and medical supplies streamed in by plane, train, truck and car. (Para. 31) metaphor

Lesson 4

1. Darrow had whispered throwing a reassuring arm around my shoulder as we were waiting for the court to open. (para2) Transferred epithet

2. The case had erupted round my head not long after I arrived in Dayton as science master and football coach at secondary school.(para 3) Synecdoche

3. After a while, it is the setting of man against man and creed against creed until we are marching backwards to the glorious age of the sixteenth century.(para14) Irony

4. '' There is some doubt about that '' Darrow snorted.(para 19) Sarcasm

5. The Christian believes that man came from above. The evolutionist believes that he must have come from below.(para 20) Antithesis

6. Gone was the fierce fervor of the days when Bryan had swept the political arena like a prairie.(para 22) Alliteration; Simile

7. The crowd seemed to feel that their champion had not scorched the infidels with the hot breadth of his oratory as he should have. (Para 22)

He appealed for intellectual freedom, and accused Bryan of calling for a duel to the death between science and religion. (Para 23)

The court broke into a storm of applause that surpassed that Bryan.

Snowball:grow quickly; spar: fight with words; thunder: say angrily and loudly; scorch: thoroughly defeat; duel: life and death struggle; storm of applause: loud applause by many people; the oratorical duel; spring the trump card.Metaphor