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Euphemism

Definition of Euphemism Euphemism is a figure of speech commonly used to replace a word or phrase that is related to a concept which might make others uncomfortable. Euphemism refers…

Dysphemism

…in American English, whereas, in British English it used for a cigarette. Opposite to Euphemism Euphemism is a mild and positive expression used to replace an unpleasant or negative one….

Figure of Speech

…my ears. Your words are a broken record. Euphemism Euphemism is a figure of speech that refers to figurative language designed to replace words or phrases that would otherwise be…

My Last Duchess

…smiles stopped together There she stands”. Euphemism: A euphemism is a polite expression used in place of words or phrases that might otherwise be considered harsh or unpleasant. For example,…

A Bun in The Oven

…refers to the same. Here, a bun means ‘a baby’ and the ‘oven’ refers to the womb of the mother. It is a euphemism of becoming pregnant as literally, an…

The River God

…the next line. For example; She lies in my beautiful deep river bed with many a weed To hold her, and many a waving reed. Euphemism: The poem shows the…

Body Paragraph

…that is further elaborated in the following sentences. Example #2: Politics and the English Language (by George Orwell) “The inflated style itself is a kind of euphemism. A mass of…

Simple Paragraph

…the thought with the next paragraph. Examples of General Paragraphs in Literature Example #1: Politics and English Language (by George Orwell) “The inflated style itself is a kind of euphemism….

A Load of Cobblers

…not professional but anatomical, while another has given exact meanings derived from the Cockney rhyme which are not ascetic. However, another person has called this phrase a euphemism instead of…

The Birds and the Bees

…the origin of the age old euphemism Its roots planted firmly in childhood paired with sitcom clichés A conversation never had with my mother I learned the moment he touched…