use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse, same initial sound. EX: samantha sat soundly on the sofa sipping...
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event. Ex: he was a job when it came to patience.
the direct opposite, a sharp contrast. ex: the child's light shone through the massive dark.
A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in literature and myth and is thought to appeal in a universal way to the unconscious and to evoke a response
symbolic language that literary devices use to create special effects or feelings;
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor.
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with it. ex: white house for president, big apple for new york city.
states an idea with restraint to emphasize what is written. ex: weather man reports that today is going to be one of the hottest days of the year. He says its gonna be a warm one.
words that sound the same but have different spellings and meaning. ex: sea,see; nose, knows.
a phrase where the words together have a different meaning than the dictionary definition of the individual words. ex: the speaker broke the ice by telling a joke.
words or phrases, sensory details, a writer uses to represent objects, feelings, actions, or ideas to appeal to our senses. ex: red rose, blackest eyes.
a conclusion about a character or event in a literary work drawn from the facts made available.
when the unexpected occurs, , the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; or, incongruity between what is expected and what actually happens. ex: the minister, on a rush to make it to service on time, pushed an elderly woman out of his way.
the method an author uses to describe characters and their personalities (what a character says, does, and reveals).
expresses an opinion or makes a statement about the main ideas or topics of the literary work.
extended metaphor in which people, things, and actions represent an idea or generalization about life. ex: LOTF, no exit
attribution of human feelings and characteristics to nature or inanimate things. ex: the angry sea, stubborn door.
point of view (first person)
a story told by an "I" narrator. An "I" narrator is a character in the story