Figurative language should be used more than literal language

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This means that language is straightforward to understand. It can be summed up by conventional computer use of garbage in garbage out. I have a feeling that language use is interesting when one uses figurative language. This means that the use of the words elicits different meaning from their conventional use and it makes the listener of them make out what they meant. For example, when I say, “at the end of the symposium the narrator kicked the bucket”; this is a figurative language that does not mean that the narrator kicked a pail, but it says that the narrator died (Beck, Sara, and Weber, 1350). The poets get an avenue to create sentiments and moods in their poems thus enhancing their writing.

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The intention is usually to give a better sense of the poet’s intentions as well as conveying this to the reader (Thibodeau et al, 47). Thus this technique is used to make the reader be able to infer meaning and purpose. In poetry, figurative language adds color plus a deep dimension in the poet’s writings. This serves to increase enjoyment of their works. “The Raven (By Edgar Allen Poe)” Alliteration “Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary; rare and radiant maiden; And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain … Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ” The poet uses alliteration by mainly repeating /w/ sound.

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