Parkin Literary Devices Examples

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Simile

The basketball player was as big as an elephant.

Metaphor

Her house was a cave.

Personification

Death wandered the battlefield.

Hyperbole

There are millions of other things to do.

Irony

The fire station caught fire last night.

Foreshadowing

Sam wished he could rid himself of the sick feeling in his gut that told him something terrible was going to happen.

Flashback

When she saw the old doll in the attic, it took me back to the day it was given to me by my grandmother.

Symbol

The CROWS in a scene where they are circling an old man's house

Incongruity

Shaking her head no, she said, "Yes, I agree."

Imagery

The leaves wet with crystalized dew, smelt of fresh summer days...

Allusion

The hikers were the Lewis and Clark of our time. (not metaphor)

Oxymoron

Freezer burn

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