Literary Devices

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Question Answer
ToneThe attitude of a speaker or narrator
ThemeThe central topic or idea explored in a text. This is usually not 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 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". This device asserts that one thing is another thing.
DicitionThe author's choice of words. This device helps create tone and develop characters.
ImageryWords that appeal to the readers' senses.
Parallel StructureRepeating words and sentence structure. This device often either juxtaposes contrasting images or ideas to show their stark differences, or joins similar concepts to show their connection.