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Literary Devices

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Question Answer
ToneThe attitude of a speaker or narrator.
ThemeThe central topic or idea of text. (not stated directly)
ConnotationThe feelings and ideas associated with a word.
Rhythm/MeterThe pattern of stressed and unstressed beats. (commonly in poetry)
SimileCompares 2 unlike things, using ¨like¨ or ¨as.¨
MetaphorCompares 2 unlike things w/o using ¨like¨ or ¨as.¨ (asserts that one thing is another thing)
DictionThe author's choice of words. (helps create tone and develop characters)
ImageryWords that appeal to the reader's senses.
Parallel StructureRepeating words and sentence structure.
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