Literary Devices - Defining and Identifying

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

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