Rhetoric–A3: Allegory & Personification

Posted: 2014 年 01 月 23 日 in Rhetoric

V. Allegory

  1. All that glitters is not gold.
  2. There is no rose without a thorn.
  3. Make hay while the sun shines.
  4. Every cloud has a silver lining.
  5. A Bundle of Sticks: A husbandman who had a quarrelsome family, after having tried in vain to reconcile them by words, thought he might more readily prevail by an example. So he called his sons and bid them lay a bundle of sticks before him. Then, having tied them into a fagot, he told the lads, one after the other, to take it up and break it. They all tried, but tried in vain. Then untying the fagot, he gave them the sticks to break one by one. This they did with the greatest ease. Then said the father: “Thus you, my sons, as long as you remain united, are a match for all your enemies; but differ and separate, and you are undone.” (Aesop’s Fables)

VI. Personification

  1. The thirsty soil drank in the rain.
  2. The waves were dimpling in the sunshine.
  3. The green mountains were dancing, and the rivers and lakes smiling.
  4. The rose blushes in the morning breeze.
  5. Time will tell.
  6. Walls have ears.
  7. The wind sighed in the treetops.
  8. On the table lay some dog-eared books.
  9. Everything smiled on him.
  10. The moon is riding in the sky.
  11. The lamb nodded as I came home.
  12. A hare laughed at a tortoise because he moved very slowly.
  13. The frowning cat is biding its time.
  14. Pride goes before a fall.
  15. Can’t you just see Success, Health, and Happiness beckoning to you?
  16. Truth never grows old.
  17. Poetry is the queen of the Arts.
  18. He is a bookworm.
  19. He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
  20. We have been dogged for two days by an agent.
  21. Children are always eager to ape others.
  22. She is shedding crocodile tears.





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