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Literary Devices

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Question Answer
ToneThe attitude of a speaker or narrator...
ThemeThe central topic or idea explored in a text.
Connotation The feelings and ideas associated with a word.
Rhythm/MeterThe pattern of stressed and unstressed beats, commonly in poetry.
Simile A type of figurative language that compares two unlike things, using "like" or "as".
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.
Diction The author's choice of words. This device helps create tone and develop characters.
ImageryWords 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.
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