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English writing: Rhetoric

  • Finding Fossil Man
  • Spare that spider
  • Matherhorn man
  • The sporting spirit
  • Beauty and Beast
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Prince and Pauper
  • World Wide Watch
  • I am in favor of the ingenious, interesting and informative advertisements which give me a lot of enjoyment and inspiration. 
  • Our hopes, our hearts, our hands are with those on every continent who are building democracy and freedom. 
  • fin, fur and feather
  • A bald slipped out of the house.
  • He has been messing around with several skirts of his class. 
  • The crown should not yield to the cross. 
  • Our grief has turned to anger, and anger to resolution.
  • For glances beget ogles, ogles sighs, sighs wishes, wishes words, and words a letter. 
  • If you dream it, you can do it; if you do it, you can love it; if you love it, you can enjoy it; if you enjoy it, you can make it. 

Without art, society could still survive, but not thrive

  • They had a single aim, a solitary goal – the top!
  • I’m sick and tired of your silliness. 
  • He is never one to pick and choose. 
  • She is always complaining of her aches and pains. 

Men always want to be a woman’s first love; women have a more subtle instinct: what they like is to be man’s last romance. 

  • There is only one difference between an old man and a young one: the young man has a glorious future before him and the old one has a splendid future behind him: and maybe that is where the rub is. 
  • When poverty comes in at the door, love leaps out at the window. 
  • A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman takes twenty minutes to make a fool of him. 

Be – 喻体直陈式

  • … their harp was their passport
  • College is a comma of a sentence of life.
  • She was an angel of a wife.

Verbs – 喻体全隐式

The hostess opened her heart and her door to the homeless boy.

a life of ease had made them soft: a comfortable life had made them defenseless.

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested. — Sir Francis Bacon

As the time and cost of making chips drop to a few days and a few hundred dollars, engineers may soon be free to let their imaginations soar without being penalized by expensive failures. 

verbs converted from nouns — 喻体半隐式

  • From every window heads were craning for a view of it. 
  • He doesn’t have an idea of his own, he just parrots what other people say. 
  • A heavy silence blanketed the room
  • They stormed the speaker with questions.