English Final: Literary Devices

allegory a story in which every aspect is representative, of something else (usually a larger abstract concept or of an important historical event) alliteration the repetition of sounds at the beginning of consecutive words archetype Read more…

examples of literary devices

Hyperbole The use of hyperbole can: Emphasise for amusing effect. Make ordinary human feelings sound extraordinary Catch the reader’s attention My grandmother is as old as the hills. Your suitcase weighs a ton! She is Read more…

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 Read more…

Literary Devices A.P. Lit

Alliteration Repetition of consonants at the beginning of words that are near each other or repetition of ronsonants at the reginning of rords that are rear each rother. Allusion A reference to another work of Read more…

Literary Devices

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 Read more…

Literary Devices

ALLEGORY Is an extended metaphor; Underlying meaning has moral, social, religious, or political significance; Characters are often personification of abstract ideas as charity, greed, or envy ALLITERATION The recurrence of initial consonant sounds; The repetition Read more…

Shakespeare Literary Devices and Terms

Monologue A long, uninterrupted speech (in a narrative or drama) that is spoken in the presence of other characters. Unlike a soliloquy and most aides, a monologue is heard by other characters. Soliloquy A speech, Read more…

Literary Devices

Metaphor a comparison without using like or as;EXAMPLE The computer is a brain. Simile a comparison using like or as;EXAMPLE The computer is like a brain. Personification A figure of speech in which an object Read more…

Literary Devices for 4th Grade to Study

simile a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance/comparison between things using like or as metaphor a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as alliteration the repetition of consonant sounds Read more…

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 Read more…

Common Literary Devices

Alliteration repetition of a single letter or combination of letters. Allusion a brief reference to a presumably familiar person or thing Antagonist one who opposes the actions and efforts of the main character. Atmosphere the Read more…

Literary Devices

Symbol Where something represents or stands for something else. Alliteration The repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of consecutive words in a sentence. Allusion A brief reference to a person, event, place, real Read more…

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 Read more…

English 8 – Literary Devices

Imagery The language that appeals to the senses. Metaphor a word or phrase that compares one thing to another in a vivid way. Personification Gives life to inanimate objects. Simile A comparison of two unlike Read more…

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 Read more…

British Literature Literary Devices

Alliteration Repetition of initial consonant sounds Anastrophe Inversion of the natural or usual word order Apostrophe 1. punctuation mark; 2. appeal to someone not present (a figure of speech) Archetype A recurring and familiar pattern Read more…

MOST COMMON LITERARY TERMS

ALLITERATION the repetition of initial sounds in successive or neighboring words ALLUSION a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize ANAPHORA the repetition of words or phrases Read more…

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 Read more…