Literary Devices

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Question Answer
ToneThe attitudes of a speaker or narrator.
ThemeThe central topic or idea explored in a text. Usually not stated directly.
ConnotationThe feelings or 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.
MetaphorA type of figurative language that compares two unlike things without using like or as.
DictionThe author's choice of words. This device helps create tone and charater.
ImageryWords that appeal 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.