In the following examples concentrate on cases of hyperbole and understatement. Translate the sentences.



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In the following examples concentrate on cases of hyperbole and understatement. Translate the sentences.



1. I was scared to death when he entered the room. (S.)

2. The girls were dressed to kill. (J.Br.)

3. Newspapers are the organs of individual men who have jockeyed themselves to be party leaders, in countries where a new party is born every hour over a glass of beer in the nearest cafe. (J.R.)

4. I was violently sympathetic as usual. (Jn. B.)

5. The car which picked me up on that particular guilty evening was a Cadillac limousine about seventy - three blocks long. (IB.)

6. Her family is one aunt about a thousand years old. (Sc.F.)

7. She was a giant of a woman. Her bulging figure was encased in a green crepe dress and her feet overflowed in red shoes. She carried a mammoth red pocketbook that bulged throughout as if it were stuffed with rocks. (Fl. O'C).

8. She was very much upset by the catastrophe that had befallen the Bishops, but it was exciting, and she was tickled to death to have someone fresh to whom she could tell all about it. (S.M.)

9. The little woman, for she was of pocket size, crossed her hands solemnly on her middle. (G.)

10. She wore a pink hat, the size of a button. (J.R.)

11.    And if either of us should lean toward the other, even a fraction of an inch, the balance would be upset.(O.W.)

12. He smiled back, breathing a memory of gin at me. (W.G.)

13. She busied herself in her midget kitchen. (T.C.)

 

Translate the following sentences, pay attention to oxymoron.

1. He caught a ride home to the crowded loneliness of the barracks. (J.)

2. Sprinting towards the elevator he felt amazed at his own cowardly courage.

3. They were a bloody miserable lot - the miserablest lot of men I ever saw. But they were good to me. Bloody good. (J. St.)

4. He behaved pretty lousily to Jan. (D.C.)

5. Well might he perceive the hanging of her hair in fairest quantity in locks, some curled and some as if it were forgotten, with such a careless care and an art so hiding art that she seemed she would lay them for a pattern. (Ph.S.)

6. There were some bookcases of superbly unreadable books.
7. Heaven must be the hell of a place. Nothing but repentant sinners up there, isn't it?" (Sh. D.)

8. Harriet turned back across the dim garden. The lightless light looked down from the night sky. (I.M.)

9. Sara was a menace and a tonic, my best enemy; Rozzie was a disease, my worst friend. (J. Car.)

10. It was an open secret that Ray had been ripping his father-in-law off.

11.    A neon sign reads "Welcome to Reno - the biggest little town
in the world." (A.M.)

12. Haven’t we here the young middle -aged woman who cannot quite compete with the paid models in the fashion magazine but who yet catches our eye? (J.H.)

13. Their bitter - sweet union did not last long. (A.C.)

14. You have got two beautiful bad examples for parents.

15. She was a damned nice woman, too.

 

Paper 8

1. What are the components of simile?

2. What is foundation of simile?

3. Learn the following phrases and use them in your own sentences:

As wet as a fish-as dry as a bone;
As live as a bird - as dead as a stone;

As plump as a partridge - as crafty as a rat;

As strong as horse - as weak as a cat;

As hard as flint - as soft as a mole;

As white as a lily- as black as coal;

As plain as a pike - as rough as a bear;

As tight as a drum - as free as the air;

As heavy as lead - as light as a feather;

 As steady as time - as uncertain as weather;

As hot as an oven - as cold as a frog;

As gay as lark - as sick as a dog;

As savage as a tiger - as mild as a dove;

As stiff as a poker - as limp as a glove;

As blind as a bat - as deaf as a post;

As cool as a cucumber - as warm as toast;

As flat as flounder - as round as a ball;

As blunt as a hammer - as sharp as an awl;

As brittle as glass - as tough as gristle;

As neat as a pin - as clean as a whistle;

As red as a rose - as square as a box   

As plain as a pike - as rough as a bear;

As tight as a drum - as free as the air;

As heavy as lead - as light as a feather;

 As steady as time - as uncertain as weather;

As hot as an oven - as cold as a frog;

As gay as lark - as sick as a dog;

As savage as a tiger - as mild as a dove;

As stiff as a poker - as limp as a glove;

As blind as a bat - as deaf as a post;

As cool as a cucumber - as warm as toast;

As flat as flounder - as round as a ball;

As blunt as a hammer - as sharp as an awl;

As brittle as glass - as tough as gristle;

As neat as a pin - as clean as a whistle;

As red as a rose - as square as a box (O.N.)  



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