Literary Devices List 1

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Question Answer
ToneThe attitude of a speaker
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"
Metaphor A type of figurative language that compares two unlike things without using "like" or "as." This device asserts that one things is another thing
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