Literary Devices

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Question Answer
What is tone?The attitude of a speaker or narrator.
What is theme? The central topic or idea explored in a text. This is usually not stated directly.
What is connotation?The feelings and ideas associated with a word.
What is rhythm/meter?The pattern of stressed and unstressed beats, commonly in poetry.
What is simile?A type of figurative language that compares two unlike things, using "like" or "as".
What is 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 reader's senses.
What is 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.