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Parkin Literary Devices Examples

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Simile
The basketball player was as big as an elephant.
Metaphor
Her house was a cave.
Personification
Death wandered the battlefield.
Hyperbole
There are millions of other things to do.
Irony
The fire station caught fire last night.
Foreshadowing
Sam wished he could rid himself of the sick feeling in his gut that told him something terrible was going to happen.
Flashback
When she saw the old doll in the attic, it took me back to the day it was given to me by my grandmother.
Symbol
The CROWS in a scene where they are circling an old man's house
Incongruity
Shaking her head no, she said, "Yes, I agree."
Imagery
The leaves wet with crystalized dew, smelt of fresh summer days...
Allusion
The hikers were the Lewis and Clark of our time. (not metaphor)
Oxymoron
Freezer burn