When you write something — either for work or for fun — the purpose is to convey meaning and engage whoever reads it. Knowing how to use the correct figures of speech in your writing can take it to the next level, and this table can help show you how.
The table is from designer Curtis Newbold — The Visual Communication Guy — and it covers the two main figures of speech: tropes and schemes. Tropes include metaphors, personifications, onomatopoeia, hyperbole and irony. Schemes include climax, parenthesis, ellipsis and alliteration. Each one is categorised and described so you know what it is and how to use it.
Great writers of all kinds know how to use these to the best effect, so print or download this handy reference and get to work. You can find the full-sized graphic at the link below.
The Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech: 40 Ways to Improve Your Writing [The Visual Communication Guy via Visual.ly]