Literary Devices - Defining and Identifying

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

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