Literary Devices - Defining and Identifying

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Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
When information in the novel allows you to infer a character's traits
When the author specifically tells you a character's traits.
'The air about them was moving with with delicious fragrence that comes when the sun's touch is gentle.'
Exaggeration used to help the reader understand something.
The repeated use of a word or phrase for effect
'Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was no one there.'
“It was wretched weather; stormy and wet, stormy and wet; and mud, mud, mud, deep in all the streets”
The use of words with high connotative meaning.
'The lazy languid line lingered.'
'She danced as gracefully as a swan.'
'She was having a Jonah day.'
A reference in a novel or poem to a historical event, person, or work of art.
'It was a night when thick fog drifted through the streets.'
Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
'I'll give you the moon and the stars.'
Sensory language that involves sight
'The clocks of the Eastward churches were striking five, the candles were wasted out, the fire was dead, and the wind and rain intensified the thick black darkness.'
Anything in a piece of writing that is not meant literally.
When two or more sentences or phrases have the same sentence structure, but not the exact same words.
When the author gives you information or hints at what might come ahead.
The repetition of sounds at the beginning of words.
'That filthy nimwit doesn't deserve to live.'
An object that hints at a greater meaning or stands in for something significant
Descriptions of physical sensations
When a non-sentient object or idea is treated as if it has human mental traits.
'Life is a journey.'

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