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Literary Devices Test

Tone – The stated or implied attitude toward a subject – Specific words or phrases help us determine the tone of a piece – the tone can be positive, negative, humorous, ironic, etc. – In literature, tone is the attitude or approach that the author takes toward the work’s central theme or subject. – Works […]

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Rhetoric Literary Devices

Colloquialism A word or phrase used in everyday relaxed speech, not in formal writing Elegy A poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead Epistolary Of or associated with letters or the writing of letters Epitaph A brief literary piece commemorating a deceased person Expletive An unnecessary word or phrase used to fill […]

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Literary Devices

Allegory Using character/story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning. Usually deals with moral truth or a generalization about human existence. Alliteration The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words (as in “she sells sea shells”). The repetition can reinforce meaning, unify ideas, supply […]

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50 Literary Devices (Definitions) – BC English 12 Provincial Exam Review

alliteration the repetition of the initial consonant sound in words assonance the repetition of vowel sounds consonance the repetition of consonant sounds in the middle or at the end of words enjambment when the writer uses line breaks meaningfully and abruptly to either emphasize a point or to create dual meanings imagery when the writer […]

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When In Disgrace With Fortune And Men’s Eyes Literary Devices

Analogy An analogy is a literary device that helps to establish a relationship based on similarities between two concepts or ideas. By using an analogy we can convey a new idea by using the blueprint of an old one as a basis for understanding. With a mental linkage between the two, one can create comprehension […]

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Literary Devices In Porphyria’s Lover

alliteration used for poetic effect, a repetition of the initial sounds of several words in a group example: O Wild West Wind allusion A brief reference to a person, place, thing, event, or idea in history or literature; a kind of shorthand whereby the recalling of something outside the work supplies an emotional or intellectual […]

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Literary Devices in Our Town

Allegory Story in which characters/events are symbols that stand for situations. Ex: Our Town: Life’s cycle; Life is just one long day. Play begins at crack of dawn (1st Act: Daily Life), Develops around Mid-Day (2nd Act: Love and Marriage), and ends in the evening (3rd Act: Death). Dialect A different form of writing used […]

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Grammar & Literary Terms/Literature Devices, Techniques and Elements

alliteration repetition of the same sound at the beginning of two or more words allusion a passing or casual reference to a person, place, or literary work anachronism thing that belongs to a time period other than that in which it is placed antithesis contrast; direct opposite assonance similarity of sound in words or syllables […]

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50 Literary Devices (Definitions)

alliteration the repetition of the first sound in words Alice’s aunt ate apples and acorns around August. Better butter makes a batter better. allusion a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize “When she lost her job, she acted like a Scrooge, and refused to buy anything […]

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The Minister’s Black Veil Literary Devices

Metaphor figure of speech that makes a comparison between two seemingly unlike things Simile a figure of speech that uses like or as to compare seemingly unlike things Personification a figure of speech in which an animal, object, a force of nature, or an idea is given human characteristics. imagery descriptive language that speaks to […]

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Literary Devices and Short Story Terms

Allusion A reference (either implied or stated) to mythology, the Bible, literature, music, or history that reinforces a point in the current work — by relying on the reader’s familiarity with the alluded-to work. What does SMOOPHA stand for? Simile, Metaphor, Oxymoron, Onomatopoeia, Personification, Hyperbole, and Alliteration Oxymoron A figure of speech that combines opposite […]

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Literary Devices Questions

synesthesia A technique adopted by writers to present ideas, characters or places in such a matter that they appeal to more than one senses like hearing, seeing, smell etc at a given time. “The smell of the colour orange.” onomatopoeia “Buzz”, “crack”, “woof”, etc. are examples on onomatopoeia portmanteau Smog, Liger, Slacktivism, Tragicomedy, Biopic, mockumentary […]

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Literary Devices In The Minister’s Black Veil

Allegory symbolic work ex- Animal Farm & Lord of the Flies Alliteration use of similar consonants ex- blue bubblegum bushes Allusion indirect reference ex- Chocolate is her Achilles’ heel. Analogy comparison ex- Percy Jackson and Skullduggery Pleasant are two great book series and have strong main characters. Anaphora repetition for effect ex- I don’t like […]

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Literary Devices

Allegory An allegory is a symbolism device where the meaning of a greater, often abstract, concept is conveyed with the aid of a more corporeal object or idea being used as an example. Alliteration words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group Ex: Wicked Witch of the […]

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Literary Devices

Allegory extended narrative that carries a second meaning along with the surface story; the continuity of the second meaning involves an analogous structure of ideas or events Alliteration the close repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words used for poetic effect Allusion a reference, usually brief, to a presumably familiar historical event, […]

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IB English A1 Literary Devices

Allegory is a form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative, are equated with the meanings that lie outside the narrative itself. The underlying meaning has moral, social, religious, or political significance, and characters are often personifications of abstract ideas as charity, greed, or envy Alliteration is the repetition of […]

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Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God Literary Devices

Anaphora Deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect “ Antithesis Literally means opposite, is a rhetorical device in which two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect. Asyndeton Asyndeton is derived from a Greek word asyndeton which means unconnected. It […]

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Literary Devices and Terms – Romeo and Juliet – 9X English

Symbolism An object, action or even that is representing another to give it an entirely different meaning that is much deeper and more significant. Metaphor A figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are apparently unrelated but share some common characteristics. Alliteration A stylistic device in which […]

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literary devices and lenses

allegory a story intended to teach a lesson Each element of the story has a specific symbolic meaning. allusion A reference to something outside the text. ambiguity The characteristic of being open to more than one interpretation. character A person or figure in a story. flat character Portrayed simply and superficially round character portrayed with […]

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Important Literary Devices

alliteration a group of words that all start with the same consonant sounds in a sequence of words, usually at the beginning of words alliteration examples descending dew drops, little luscious lemons allusion the mention of a familiar or famous person, historical event, place, book, or object. allusion example “It’s been raining so hard lately […]

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Literary Devices Questions And Answers

Alliteration Definition: Alliteration is a literary device where words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group. Whether it is the consonant sound or a specific vowel group, the alliteration involves creating a repetition of similar sounds in the sentence. Alliterations are also created when the words all […]

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