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Gifted+Talented English-(Figurative Speech Poetry)

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Our assignment is to write a poem on each of the types of figurative speech.

simile
metaphor
synecdoche
metonymy
personification
apostrophe
hyperbole
understatement
irony
paradox

I have completed every one of them except understatement and paradox. I understand what they are. I just can't seem to figure out how to incorporate them into a poem. Can you help give me some ideas?

Thanks so much!
Brenna

  • Gifted+Talented English-(Figurative Speech Poetry) - ,

    An understatement states that something is less than it really is.

    Examples:
    When I went outside without a coat in 10-degree weather, I felt a little chilly.

    Albert Einstein was kind of smart.

    Paradox:

    "A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true: the paradox that standing is more tiring than walking."
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/paradox

  • Gifted+Talented English-(Figurative Speech Poetry) - ,

    Here's a GOOGLE Search where you might find something:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=understatement+%26+paradox+in+a+poem&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

    Sra

  • Gifted+Talented English-(Figurative Speech Poetry) - ,

    Thanks so much! :)

  • Gifted+Talented English-(Figurative Speech Poetry) - ,

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  • Gifted+Talented English-(Figurative Speech Poetry) - ,

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    I'm the smart one.
    Thanks. Hope you get an A.

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