Literary Devices and Parts of Speech1
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Is the repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together.
Is the repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words that are close together.
Is the discrepancy between appearances and reality; when the unexpected happens.
Is the language to evoke a picture, image, or a concrete visual of a person, a thing, a place, or an experience.
Is a reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture.
Figure of Speech
Is a word or phrase that describes one thing in term of something else and that isn't meant to be taken literally.
Is a figure of speech that combines the opposites or contradictory terms in a brief sentence.
Uses an incredible exaggeration, or an over statement, for effect.
Makes a comparison between two unlike things without the use of such specific words as: like, as, than.
Is a song or a poem that tells a story.
Is a scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of events in a story to show something that happened at an earlier time.
Is the presentation in a work of literature which provides hints or clues that tip the reader off as to what is to come later in the work.
Is a figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison between two unlike things, using one of the following words: like, as, than, or resembles.
Occurs within a line of poetry.
Is a rhyme that occurs at the end of two lines.
Is a pattern of rhyming lines in a poem. It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme.
Is a statement that appears self contradictory but reveals a kind of truth.
Is the use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning.
Is a partial or imperfect rhyme, often using assonance or consonance only.
Is when an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.
Is the insight about human life that is revealed in a literary work.
Is the choice or use of words in speech or writing.
Is a writer's attitude toward the subject and audience.
Is the feeling that a literary work conveys to readers. It is created through the use of plot, characters, and the author's descriptions, etc.
Is a person, place, thing, or an event that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something more than itself.
Describes an action, state of being, or condition
Describes/modifies a noun or pronoun and answers: which one? how many? what kind?
Describes/modifies a verb, adjective, or adverb and answers: when? where? how? to what extent?
Joins or connects words or groups of words
Expresses a mild or sudden burst of emotion; interrupts the sentence
Substitutes or takes the place of a noun or pronoun
Describes the distance/proximity of one word and another word in a sentence
A person, place, thing or idea