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Literary Devices/Figurative Language (LA1)
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A comparison of two unlike things in which a word of comparison (like or as) is used (e.g., She eats like a bird.).
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.
the formation of mental images through descriptive words and details. For example: "the fish's slippery, shiny scales"
two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect to show differences. Example: good cop/bad cop
to show or indicate beforehand; hints about something that is going to happen.
point of view
The position of the narrator in relation to the story, as indicated by the narrator's outlook from which the events are depicted and by the attitude toward the characters. (first, second, and third person).
a figure of speech in which a thing, idea, or an animal is given human attributes. (e.g., Flowers danced about the lawn.).
Repetition of a consonant sound "Angry armadillos arrive and attack apples"
The use of words that imitate sounds (for example, buzz, hiss)
irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
Irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning.
Irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected.
Authors attitude towards the character or situation; expressed by diction (word choice)
An author's choice of words to create tone
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