Lieterary Devices

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Question Answer
ToneThe attitude of the speaker
Theme The central topic of idea explored in a text. This is usually not stated directly.
ConnotationThe feelings and ideas associated with a word.
Rhythm/ Meterthe pattern of stressed and unstressed beats, commonly in poetry.
Similea type of figurative language that compares two unlike things, using "like" or "as"
Metaphora type of figurative language that compares 2 unlike things without using like or as. Saying one thing is another.
DictionThe author's choice of words. This device helps create tone and develop characters.
Imagerywords that appeal to the readers' senses
Parallel StructureRepeating words and sentence structure This device often either juxtaposes contrasting images or ideas to show their stark difference, or joins similar concepts to show their connection.