Literary Devices 1

hexigira's version from 2015-12-07 14:36


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
SimileA 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 de
DictionThe author’s choice of words. This device helps create tone and develop characters
ImageryWords that appeal to the readers’ senses
Parallel Structure Repeating 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