Figures of Speech – Euphemism


What is Euphemism?

Euphemism is used to express a mild, indirect, or vague term to substitute for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term. Euphemism is often contrasted with dysphemism. Some euphemisms intend to amuse, while others intend to give positive appearances to negative events or even mislead entirely.

Examples:

These are examples of euphemism:

  • Going to the other side for death,
  • Do it or come together in reference to a sexual act.
  • Passed away for die.
  • On the streets for homeless.
  • Adult entertainment for pornography.
  • Comfort woman for prostitute
  • Between jobs for unemployed.
36 Figures of Speech Types Simile Metaphor Etc With Examples
36 Figures of Speech Types Simile Metaphor Etc With Examples

List of Figures of Speech in the English Language – Literary Devices

Accumulation Climax Metalepsis
Adjunction Dysphemism Metaphor
Adnomination Ellipsis Metonymy
Alliteration Euphemism Simile
Allusion Epigram Synecdoche
Anaphora Epiphora (or epistrophe) Tautology
Antanaclasis Hyperbole Understatement
Anticlimax Hypophora Zeugma and syllepsis
Antiphrasis Irony
Antithesis Litotes
Apostrophe Oxymoron
Assonance Personification
Cataphora Puns
Chiasmus Merism

Do You Have Any News and Want to Publish It, We will help you. Send us the News. We will Spread it – JBDailyNews.com

Learn English Online
Our Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/WorldwideTamsEnglish/
Ask Questions and Help Others – https://www.facebook.com/groups/tamsstudies/
Watch Videos and Learn – https://www.youtube.com/user/suniltams