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

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