Apostrophe Examples


Apostrophe - when a character in a literary work speaks to an object, an idea, or someone who doesn't exist as if it is a living person. This is done to produce dramatic effect and to show the importance of the object or idea.

Examples of Apostrophe:

1. Oh, rose, how sweet you smell and how bright you look!

2. Car, please get me to work today.

3. Oh, trees, how majestic you are as you throw down your golden leaves.

4. Dear love, please don't shoot me with your Cupid's bow.

Examples of Apostrophe from Literature and Song

1. Feet, don't fail me now.

2. Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee! I have thee not, yet I see thee still! Macbeth

3. Out, out, damned spot. Macbeth

4. Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches.

5. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are.

6. Then come sweet death, and rid me of this grief. Edward II, Marlowe

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