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Literacy Devices

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Question Answer
ToneThe attitude of a speaker or narrator
ThemeThe central topic or 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.
Simile A type of figurative language that compares two unlike things, using "like" or "as".
MetaphorA type of figurative language that compares two unlike things without using "like" or "as". This device asserts that one thing is another thing.
DictionThe authors choice of words. This device helps create tone and develop characters.
Imagery Words that appeal to the readers senses
Parallel StructureRepeating words and sentence structure.
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