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Literary devices

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Question Answer
ToneThe attitude of a speaker or a narrorator
ThemeThe central idea or topic explored in the text. This is usually stated directly
ConnotationThe feelings and ideas associated with a word
Rhythm/MeterThe pattern of stressed and unstressed beats, commonly in poetry
SimileA type of figurative that compares two unlike things, Using "like" or "as."
MetaphorA type of figurative language that compares two unlike things without using "like" or "as". This dvice asserts that one thing is another thing
DictionThe authors choice of word. This device helps create tone and develop characters.
imageryWords that appeal to the readers senses
parallel structureRepeating words and sentence structure
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