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Figures of Speech

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Figures of speech refers to the manner in which one uses words (both written and spoken) to convey messages indirectly. The one conveying the message chooses to use language in figurative or nonliteral ways in order for the reader or listener to come to an understanding about what the messenger wants understood about a particular subject matter, ideology, or concept. In doing so, the reader or listener develops a deeper understanding about the information presented because figures-of-speech interactions ...

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