Literary Devices

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Question Answer
ToneAttitude of a speaker or narrator
Theme The central topic or idea explored in a text, and it's not stated directly
ConnotationThe feelings and ideas associated with a word
Rhythm/Meter The 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"
Diction The author's choice of words. This device helps create tone and develop characters
Imagery Words that appeal to the reader's 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