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How to Identify Literary Devices

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This technique is often incorrectly called personification. Jem and Scout are saved by Boo Radley, who had ironically been an object of fear and suspicion to them at the beginning of the novel. It refers to the mental and emotional disposition of the author towards the subject, which in turn lends a particular character or atmosphere to the work. Simply put, satire is the use of irony, sarcasm, or ridicule in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice or folly. This sentence implies immediately that Henry was courageous and fearless, much like the King of the Jungle. Imagery is not limited to only visual sensations, but also refers to igniting kinesthetic, olfactory, tactile, gustatory, thermal and auditory sensations as well.

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How to Identify Literary Devices

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These words have jarring and dissonant sounds that create a disturbing, objectionable atmosphere. They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. Below is an excerpt from the most famous soliloquy from the play and, indeed, perhaps the most famous soliloquy ever written. Definition: In literature the internal rhyme is a practice of forming a rhyme in only one lone line of verse. Protagonist: The main character in a story, the one with whom the reader is meant to identify. Although it is technically a literary element, the term is only useful for identification, as part of a discussion or analysis of character; it cannot generally be analyzed by itself.

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Literary Devices: Meanings and Examples

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End rhyme refers to rhymes that occur in the final words of lines of poetry. Although it is technically a literary element, the term is only useful for identification, as part of a discussion or analysis of character; it cannot generally be analyzed by itself. Allegorical tales are generally layered and sometimes way too convoluted to be clearly and coherently decoded. The setting is a literary device that denotes the time and place of a story. A ballade is a form of lyric poetry that originated in medieval France.

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Literary Devices

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A spondee is a two-syllable metrical pattern in poetry in which both syllables are stressed. Definition: The theme of any literary work is the base topic or focus that acts as a foundation for the entire literary piece. Conflict often composes the main part of the plot or theme in a narrative. Example: a Jack lost his car keys and his cool. Example: Scarlet O'Hara in Gone With the Wind experiences immense personal growth as she learns the value of friends and hard work under duress, without compromising her own dreams.

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Literary Devices and Literary Terms

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Students Will Review: This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary devices in The Road for a standard literature course. This stylisation of text is usually opted for to add more punch to a particular thought or idea due to the rhythmic effect that gets infused in the sentence mainly due to the omission of conjunctions. An elegy is a poem of serious reflection, especially one mourning the loss of someone who died. Apostrophe is a figure of speech in which a speaker directly addresses someone or something that is not present or cannot respond in reality. Plot and character, for example, are necessary to story and are present in stories from every culture and time period. Hubris refers to excessive pride or overconfidence, which drives a person to overstep limits in a way that leads to their downfall. In literature, an allusion is an unexplained reference to someone or something outside of the text.

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Literary Devices

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The idea that human beings are essentially brutal, savage creatures provides the central theme of the novel. Other examples include, We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. The final tone achieved thus is instrumental in evoking specific, appropriate responses from the reader. Whether you're studying poetry or prose, recognizing different literary devices can help you understand and appreciate what you're reading -- or watching. Symbol is using an object or action that means something more than its literal meaning. Example: His fingers rapped and pounded the door, and his foot thumped against the yellowing wood Definition: This literary device involves creating a fracture of sorts within a sentence where the two separate parts are distinguishable from one another yet intrinsically linked to one another.

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What are literary devices?

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Teachers and educators often tell classrooms of pupils anecdotes about famous people. Diction is a writer's unique style of expression, especially his or her choice and arrangement of words. The use of euphony is predominant in literary prose and poetry, where poetic devices such as alliterations, rhymes and assonace are used to create pleasant sounds. Definition: The concept of 'rhythm and rhyme' refers to a pattern of rhymes that is created by using words that produce the same, or similar sounds. Figurative language: Any use of language where the intended meaning differs from the actual literal meaning of the words themselves. Juxtaposition occurs when an author places two things side by side as a way of highlighting their differences. Denotation is defined in contrast to connotation, which is the array of emotions and ideas suggested by a word in addition to its dictionary.

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A List of Commonly Used Literary Devices and Their Explanation

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Alliteration: The repetition of consonant sounds within close proximity, usually in consecutive words within the same sentence or line. Onomatopoeia: Where sounds are spelled out as words; or, when words describing sounds actually sound like the sounds they describe. Example: In the popular book series, Harry Potter, the character of Hogwarts principal Albus Dumbledore, who portrays 'good', is constantly shown to believe in the power of true love of all forms and types and is portrayed as a strong, benevolent and positive character while the antagonist Lord Voldemort, who depicts the evil and 'bad' in the series is constantly shown to mock and disbelieve the sentiment of love and think of it as a foolish indulgence, a trait that is finally his undoing. The dénouement is the final section of a story's plot, in which loose ends are tied up, lingering questions are answered, and a sense of resolution is achieved. Hyperbole: It is deliberate of actions and ideas for the sake of emphasis. An aphorism is a saying that concisely expresses a moral principle or an observation about the world, presenting it as a general or universal truth. When discussing tragedy, or analyzing a story as tragic, look to the other elements of the story which combine to make it tragic.


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