a set expression or a phrase comprising two or more words. An interesting fact regarding the device is that the expression is not interpreted literally. The phrase is understood as to mean something quite different from what individual words of the phrase would imply. Alternatively, it can be said that the phrase is interpreted in a figurative sense.
to use figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses.
In Medias Res
in the middle of things.
also known as anastrophe, is a literary technique in which the normal order of words is reversed in order to achieve a particular effect of emphasis or meter.
a figure of speech in which words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words.
two or more ideas, places, characters and their actions etc. are placed side by side in a narrative or a poem for the purpose of developing comparisons and contrasts.
a figure of speech which employs an understatement by using double negatives or, in other words, positive statement is expressed by negating its opposite expressions.
a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation.
a figure of speech makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things or objects that are poles apart from each other but have some characteristics common between them.
poetic measure; arrangement of words in regularly measured, patterned, or rhythmic lines or verses.
takes the place of the name of a thing with the name of something else with which it is closely associated
a prolonged talk or discourse by a single speaker, especially one dominating or monopolizing a conversation.
a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious.
the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.”
a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically same or similar in their construction, sound, meaning or meter.
an imitation of a particular writer, artist or a genre exaggerating it deliberately to produce a comic effect.
a figure of speech in which a thing, an idea or an animal is given human attributes.
the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story.
Point of View
the position of the narrator in relation to the story, as indicated by the narrator's outlook from which the events are depicted and by the attitude toward the characters.
the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work.
the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words.
a stanza or poem of four lines, usually with alternate rhymes.
a patterned repetition of a motif, formal element, etc., at regular or irregular intervals in the same or a modified form.
a figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things. Unlike a metaphor, draws resemblance with the help of words “like” or “as”.
an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful of or oblivious to any hearers present (often used as a device in drama to disclose a character's innermost thoughts)
a state or condition of mental uncertainty or excitement, as in awaiting a decision or outcome, usually accompanied by a degree of apprehension or anxiety.