Figures of Speech: Exercise 3


  1. “But soft, what light though yonder window breaks?

It is the east and Juliet is the sun.

Arise fair sun, and kill the envious moon,

Who is already sick and pale with grief

That thou, her maid, art far more fair that she.” (from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet)


  1. When I asked her if she loved me, her silence told me the answer.


  1. A person’s weakness can be more powerful than their strength.


  1. The rancher has 5000 head of cattle.


  1. My sister? Let’s just say the wheel is turning but the hamster is head.


  1. My car flies down the street.


  1. How did I feel when you dumped me? Like my heart was shot out of season and strapped to the hood of a car. (from Hot Shots Part Deux)


  1. This case was going to be tough. I knew I’d have to stay on my toes, like a midget at a urinal.