Literary Devices

defojefo's version from 2015-11-30 17:28


Question Answer
Tonethe attitude of the speaker or narrator
Themethe central topic or idea explored in a text. usual not stated directly.
Connotationthe feelings and ideas associated with a word
Rythm/Meterthe pattern of stressed and unstressed beats, commonly in poetry
Similea type of figurative language that compares two unlike things, using "like" or "as"
Metapora 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 create a tone and develop characters
Imagerywords that appeal to the readers' senses
Parallel Structurerepeating words and sentence structures. This device often either juxtaposes contrasting images or ideas to show their stark difference, or joins similar concepts to show the connection.

Recent badges