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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 100
Professor
John Pierce
Semester
Fall

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31/10/2013 Figurative Language:  Defined in opposition to ‘literal language’ Literal language described as standard usage of language. Primarily denotative. Direct reference to object or matters described Expressions that describe one thing in terms of something else. Conspicuous departure from what competent users of a language apprehend as the standard meaning or  else the standard order of words to achieve some special meaning or effect. Indirect communication to evoke some kind of effect. Draws on or expands the connotative meaning of words Emotional quality EXAMPLE: Style is the feather in the arrow, not the feather in the cap. Indirect view on writing Likeness between two indirect things  Feather in the arrow=stabilizes the arrow to keep it on target. Feather in the cap=something decorative and not functional Style is essential to communication of meaning would be the direct way to say it. Literal. Purpose of Figurative Language To clarify an idea To expand meaning To express feelings To entertain Types of FL Figura
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