Cry, the Beloved Country Literary Terms
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a type of sentence that gives instructions or advice, and expresses a command, an order, a direction, or a request. It is also known as a jussive or a directive.
a literary device in which parts of the sentence are grammatically the same, or are similar in construction. It can be a word, a phrase, or an entire sentence repeated. King's famous 'I have a dream' repetition makes the speech compelling and rhythmic, as well as memorable.
a rhetorical device in which two or more clauses are balanced against each other by the reversal of their structures in order to produce an artistic effect.
"Never let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You."
a term used when a speaker directly addresses someone or something that isn't present in the poem. The speaker could be addressing an abstract concept like love, a person (dead or alive), a place, or even a thing, like the sun or the sea.
of, relating to, or constituting a verb form or set of verb forms that represents a denoted act or state not as fact but as contingent or possible or viewed emotionally (as with doubt or desire)
a figure of speech that replaces the name of a thing with the name of something else with which it is closely associated.
"Lend me your ears."
a literary device in which a part of something represents the whole or it may use a whole to represent a part.
a stylistic device in which several coordinating conjunctions are used in succession in order to achieve an artistic effect.
refers to a technique adopted by writers to present ideas, characters or places in such a manner that they appeal to more than one senses like hearing, seeing, smell etc. at a given time.
a stylistic device used in literature and poetry to intentionally eliminate conjunctions between the phrases and in the sentence, yet maintain the grammatical accuracy.
the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect
a literary device to put two contrasting ideas together. This emphasizes the difference between the two ideas and adds interest to writing