1. LiteralKamikaze
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    Writing Technique?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by LiteralKamikaze, Oct 23, 2006.

    I'm trying to find out about this writing technique, of which I'm a little confused over. Examples of this technique in use, are things such as:

    “Faster than the speed of light,” or “Slower than a turtle.”

    Anyone able to help me out here? It'd be much appreciated, I'm trying to use as many techniques as I can in writing on other sites, and the first way I chose to develop my writing ability, is by discovering new techniques. This isn't new for me, because I know how to use it, it's just the name that gets me.

    Cheers!

    :)

    I apologise for posting this in the wrong forum. I looked for a questions forum, but after I posted this, I found the SPAG. Sorry!
     
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    What you have there are similes and metaphor's. There's not really a "specific" name for that type of writing other than that.

    If that's not what you're asking, then I apologize, I just wasn't sure if that's what you were meaning.
     
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    Yeah, I thought it was one of those. Thanks a bunch! It's used for comparison purposes, so it's either metaphor or simile. I'll look further into it, and try identify it's exact name, if not, I'll just give up.
     
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