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Devices for poetry & short story English final
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Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
created by the poem's setting, tone, voice, theme and rhyme so can evoke certain emotions and feelings in the reader
A fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
A contrast between expectation and reality
An outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected
Irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play.
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity
The use of a word whose sound imitates or suggest its meaning
Expresses an action done by its subject
The subject of the sentence receives the action.
A device in literature where an object represents an idea
A play on words. In an argument, a pun usually calls humorous attention to particular point.
Placement of two things closely together to emphasize comparisons or contrasts
A warning or indication of a future event
an idea that the poem/story expresses about the subject or uses the subject to explore.
Actions, dialogue, and narrative description that reveal a sense of a character's personality to the reader
actions that move the conflict toward a climax
struggles or disagreements
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth, contradiction or dilemma
Repetition of consonant sounds
Description or figurative language that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste) to create sensory impressions.
the universal message the author attempts to communicate in his or her work of literature
repeats the same words or phrases a few times to make an idea clearer
connections between the content or form of a literary work and the economic, class, social or ideological factors that have shaped and determined it
used to better understand human behavior and patterns in the conscious and unconscious mind of a literary character
reinforces the economic, political, social, and physiological oppression of women;
gender roles and patriarchy, sexism, gender vs sex, feminists
An article giving opinions or perspectives
Author makes a connection between a personal observation & a universal idea such as love, courage, or freedom, or makes a memory of something from the past
A face-to-face or telephone questioning of a respondent to obtain desired information.
A series of notes clarifying or explaining something; an expression of opinion
keeps records, stories, memories etc in a chronological order
an essay that explains, informs, or presents information to prove
Phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other
A question asked merely for rhetorical effect and not requiring an answer
Direct opposite, sharp contrast
An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling
point of view
The perspective from which a story is told
omniscient person point of view
the narrator knows all the thoughts and feelings of all the characters in the story
1st person point of view
The narrator is a character in the story. ( I, me, my, we, our )
2nd person point of view
the narrator tells the story to another character using "you," so that the story is being told through the addressee's point of view
3rd person point of view
when a story is told from the perspective of a narrator that is outside the action of the story uses he she they
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