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Exercise One

I. Identify the figure of speech used in each of the following sentences.

1. As you approach it, a tinkling and banging and clashing begins to impinge on your ear. (onomatopoeia)

2. The news is a dagger to his heart. (metaphor)

3. He is all fire and fight. (alliteration)

4. He struck a streak of bad luck. (consonance)

5. Take the shape of the tent and believe it. (synaesthesia)

6. The old man's face is a map of time. (metaphor)

7. While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping. (alliteration)

8. There was an amazed silence. Slowly Alexander turned away. (transferred epithet)

9. You never listen—I might as well talk to a brick wall. (metaphor)

10. The English simply worship the crown. (metonymy)

II. Translate the following sentences, paying attention to the figures of speech used.

1.What salt is to food, that wit and humor are to conversation and literature.

妙语与幽默对会话的重要性,恰似盐对于食物一样。

2.Justice has long arms. (personification)

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