Within the Discussion Forum area, write up to 200 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples from the plays read in class to reinforce your ideas:
Figurative language is all around you. Many businesses incorporate puns, personifications, hyperbole, alliteration, and onomatopoeia into logos, menus, signage, commercials, and radio ads. Often, restaurants will come up with playful names based off of literature. An example of puns can be found in the Middle Eastern restaurant named Pita Pan and a bar named Tequila Mockingbird.
Search for 2 different examples of figurative language used in the culinary world from the following list: puns, personifications, hyperbole, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. Answer the following:
- What type of figurative language is being used? Is it effective?
- What tone does it set for the business?
- If the figurative language is used in a restaurant name – would you eat there? Why or why not?
- If the figurative language is used for a menu item – would you eat it? Why or why not?