Literary Devices 1

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Question Answer
Tone The attitude of a speaker or narrator
ThemeThe central topic or idea explored in a text; usually not stated directly.
ConnotationFeelings and ideas associated with a word.
Rhythm/MeterPattern of stressed and unstressed beats, usually in poetry.
SimileFigurative language that compares two unlike things using ¨like¨ or ¨as¨
MetaphorFigurative language that compares two unlike things without using ¨like¨ or ¨as¨. Asserts that one this IS another thing.
DictionThe author's choice of words. This helps create tone and develop characters.
Imagery Words that appeal to the readers' senses.
Parallel StructureRepeating words and sentence structure.This often uses juxtaposes contrasting images or ideas to show their stark difference, or to show similar concepts to show connection.