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Literary devices for the JIS English department.
Terms in this set (22)
The ____ of a literary work is the perspective or attitude that the author adopts with regards to a specific character, place or development.
____ is the distinctive tone or tenor of an author's writings.
This literary device refers to the practice of drawing attention to a fact that is already obvious and noticeable.
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
placing two elements side by side to present a comparison or contrast
conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
a scene or event from the past that appears in a narrative out of chronological order, to fill in information or explain something in the present
a contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
the overall emotion created by a work of literature
the dictionary definition of a word
refers to the implied or suggested meanings associated with a word beyond its dictionary definition
the manner in which words are arranged into sentences
A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly what their words denote.
Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.
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