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Examples of Circumlocution


Circumlocution

Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-07 13:11:04
Circumlocution is the use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language to avoid getting to the point.

Example: An electronical cupboard with a series of drawers to put your food in to make it cold (refrigerator)


Examples of Circumlocution in Poems & Poetry:

"Or lose your heart, or your chaste treasure open To his unmast"red importunity." William Shakespeare, Hamlet

"Bright Tithonia had brought out her laboring chariot from the sky and Night and Sleep with empty horn were fleeing the wakeful reins of the pale goddess." Statius describing "it was dawn"

"Close by those meads, forever crowned with flowers,
Where Thames with pride surveys his rising towers,
There stands a structure of majestic frame,
Which for the neighb’ring Hampton takes its name."
from “The Rape of the Lock" Pope


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