Rhetoric–B3: Oxymoron, Imitation, & Transferred epithet

Posted: 2014 年 01 月 23 日 in Rhetoric
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V. Oxymoron

  1. an audible stillness; traitorious truthfulness; honest thief; carefully careless; victorious defeat; sorrowful gladness; busy idleness; wise fool; friendly enemy; heavy lightness; cheerful pessimist; cruel kindness; tearful joy; orderly chaos; bitter-sweet memories; bad good news; dully bright; mercifully fatal; shine darkly; hasten slowly; love-hate relationship; deliciously aching; changelessly changing; jarring concord; living death; walking dead
  2. Would you have the cruel kindness to give me a quicker death?
  3. What she said is falsely true.
  4. She said it with her disagreeable laugh.
  5. He was restlessly tired, even as he lay in bed.
  6. Make haste slowly.
  7. He is a clever fool.
  8. Why, then, O bawling love! O loving hate!

O anything, of nothing first create!

O heavy lightness! Serious vanity!

9. Beautiful tyrant, fiend angelical,

Dove feather’s raven, wolfish-ravening lamb,

Despised substance of divinest show,

Just opposite to what thou justly seemest,

A damned saint, an honorable villain.

10. It (New York) has the poorest millionaires,

The little great men, the haughtiest beggars,

The plainest beauties, the lowest skyscrapers,

The dolefulest pleasures of any town I ever saw.

11. His honor rooted in dishonor stood

And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true.

VI. Imitation

  1. The door banged shut.
  2. The bees were buzzing among the flowers.
  3. He was puffing his cigar.
  4. My father’s voice boomed, “Don’t argue!”
  5. Down came his whip, and away we clattered.
  6. The tick-tack of the clock was heard.
  7. red with anger; green with envy; feel blue; turn white with fear; give someone a black eye; a heart of gold; The future looks grey; Speech is silver, silence is golden.
  8. They zigzagged up the mountain. They walked in zigzags.
  9. The players formed an O on the playground.
  10. He wears a T-shirt at times.

VII. Transferred epithet

  1. The indefatigable bell now sounded for the fourth time.
  2. Darrow had whispered, throwing a reassuring arm round my shoulder as we were waiting for the court to open.
  3. Darrow walked slowly round the baking court.
  4. This is not a cheerful sight.
  5. I enjoy the clean voluptuousness of the warm breeze on my skin and the cool support of the water.
  6. He passed many an anxious hour in the train.
  7. surprised silence; pitiful white smile; dizzy height; easy writer; sleepless bed; extreme and pathetic beauty; embarrassed delight; dreamy, gloomy, friendly trees

 

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