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The Literary Devices

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What are Literary Devices?

 

Literary Devices are tools used by writers to hint at larger themes, ideas, and meaning in a story or piece of writing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/22-essential-literary-devices

 

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What is a SIMILE?

 

A simile compares two things using “like” or “as.”

 

 

 

Example: Her eyes are blue like the sea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://meeramaz.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/literary-devices/
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What is a METAPHOR?

 

A metaphor compares two things as if they were the same item.

 

 

Example: The track star was a cheetah.

 

 

 

 

 

https://meeramaz.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/literary-devices/
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What is ALLITERATION?

 

Alliteration uses the same beginning letter in a phrase for emphasis.

 

 

Example: Sally sells seashells by the seashore.

 

 

 

 

 

https://meeramaz.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/literary-devices/
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What is PERSONIFICATION?

 

Personification means writing about an inanimate object as if it was a person. Stories about talking animals or trees are the most common examples.

 

 

Example: The sheets danced in the wind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://meeramaz.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/literary-devices/
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What is IRONY?

 

Irony is when something in a story happens in the opposite way than was expected.

 

 

Example: A doctor getting sick; The dentist getting a cavity.

 

 

 

 

 

https://meeramaz.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/literary-devices/
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Discussion Questions:

 

  1. Which literary device should be used for emphasis? Why?

 

 

2. Which literary device should be used for comparison?                Why?

 

 

3. Why are literary devices helpful in literature?

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