Literary Devices - Defining and Identifying

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

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