Whenever this came up during my school days I tuned out; boring. That is until the teacher had to say “onomatopoeia” a few times.
I always learn interesting things from Alan, but this time I had fun too. I had no idea focusing on figures of speech could bring so much interest to writing.
Some of the ones you may be familiar with are personification, simile, metaphor, implication, allegory, hyperbole, and oxymoron. Alan mentioned many more and gave fun examples to go with them.
I went on the internet to check some of my spellings and was overwhelmed by the number of Web sites that focus on figures of speech. I’m going to make an effort to study more of these.
Thanks, Alan, for making writing a bit more fun and interesting.