Literary Devices - Defining and Identifying

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

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