September 10, 2012
Critical Thinking – Assignment #2 In any story there are two types of language, figurative and literal. Language is, of course a necessary factor of any story. Without Language, an author could not tell the story. The author usually uses a combination of these two languages. Together, these languages characterize the author’s style. Literal language means exactly what is says, literal. It employs the primary meaning of a term or expression. It is actual, obvious, and free from exaggeration. An example of this would be: The girl baked the cake. Figurative language is imaginative, not literal. It …show more content…
When a writer uses clichés too often in their writing or in a story, he could begin to lose his audience because it is such a lazy way of writing. It is very unoriginal and the reader could become bored. A reviewer would give a poor review on an article that was full of clichés. Again, it is frowned down on because of it being a lazy and unimaginative type of figurative writing.
References: Thinking An Interdisciplinary Approach to Critical and Creative Thought
Fourth Edition Gary R. Kirby, Jeffery