Literary Devices List 1

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Question Answer
Tone The attitude of a speaker or narrator
Theme The central topic or idea explored in text. This is usually not stated directly
ConnotationThe feelings or ideas that associated with the 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 device asserts that one thing is another thing.
DictionThe author's choice of words. This device helps creates tone and develop characters
ImageryWords that appear 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.