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 not 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 language that compares two unlike things, using like or as
MetaphorA type of figurative language that compares two things things without using like or as, this device asserts that something is something
DictionThe author's choice of words, This device helps create tone and develop charactors
ImageryWords that appeal to the readers sense
Parallel StructureRepeating 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.