Literary Devices - Defining and Identifying

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

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