Literary Terms- Nicole James- Period 7
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An indirect and brief reference to a well known person, character, events or place in a story. It allows reader to visualize concept. Or to give detail without a long explanation
The Lion King - Hamlet
"She'll not be hit with Cupid's arrow. She hath Dian's wit, and, in strong proof of chastity well-armed, from Love's weak childish bow she lives uncharmed"
Exaggeration for emphasis or effect
I'm so hungry i could eat a horse.
"I have a soul of lead so stakes me to the ground I cannot move."
A figure of speech giving an implied comparison to two dissimilar objects or ideas. They use "be words" (am, is, are, was, were, etc) When author establishes at the beginning then extend it, it is called an extended metaphor.
My heart's a stereo.
"I have a soul of lead..."
A figure of speech that combines contradictory terms
Think about nothing.
"O heavy lightness, serious vanity. misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms, feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick heath, still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!"
Giving human characteristics to something that isn't human.
The football sat lonely in the corner of the field wishing someone would play with it.
"The grey-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night.."
A figure of speech comparing two things using like, as, or than.
A relationship is like a shark.
"O, speak again, bright angel, for thou art as glorious to this night, being o'er by head, as is a winged messenger from heaven..."