Literary Devices - Defining and Identifying

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

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