Literary Devices - Defining and Identifying

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

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