小不點 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 1 0 年前

解釋 figurative expression

請問,figurative expression 跟 Mark Twain 的作品之一的 Two ways of seeing a river 有什麼關聯呢?

如果就單只看 figurative expression,那又是什麼意思呢?

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  • Elisa
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    1 0 年前
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    Figurative expression – expression involving a figure of speech, such as a metaphor.

    See examples from http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Literal_a...

    In the opening sentence of " Two Ways of Seeing a River," Twain introduces a metaphor, comparing the Mississippi River to a language

    In paragraph three, Mark Twain employs personification as a figure of speech in the line concerning "the river's face" .

    參考資料: Myself. Went abroad at age 11. With 32 years experience speaking and writing English. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
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