Saturday, June 13, 2009

Literal Meaning

so often in literature, students takes a literary
work by its literal meaning i.e. the true meaning.
However, the beauty of literature is that most
works have literal and figurative meaning.
According to,

"We use figures of speech in "figurative language"
to add colour and interest, and to awaken the imagination.
Figurative language is everywhere, from classical works
like Shakespeare or the Bible, to everyday speech,
pop music and television commercials. It makes t
he reader or listener use their imagination and understand
much more than the plain words."

In fact, most of the time we use figurative language
to express ourselves. Yet, when figurative language
is taken literally, the result would be disastrous and
downright hillarious, A case in point:


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