Literary Devices

koyucaja's version from 2015-11-30 17:27


Question Answer
What is tone? The attitude of the speaker or narrator
What is theme?The central topic or idea explored in a text; usually not stated directly
What is connotation?The feelings and ideas associated with a word.
What is rhythm/meter? The pattern of stress and unstressed beats, commonly in poetry.
What is a simile?a type of figurative language that compares two unlike things, using "like" or "as"
What is a metaphor?a type of figurative language that compares two unlike things without using "like" or "as". This device asserts that one thing is another thing.
What is diction? The author's choice of words. This device helps create tone and develop characters.
What is imagery?Words that appeal to the readers' senses.
What is a 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.

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