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Literary Devices

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tone the attitude of a speaker or narrator
theme the central topic or idea explored in a text
connotation the feelings and ideas associated with a word
rhythm/meter the 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¨
diction the author's choice of words
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
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