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Literary Devices 30/8/13

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Claire Nightingale

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Transcript of Literary Devices 30/8/13

Motif
Literary Devices
Allusion
Irony
Personification
Imagery
Direct and Indirect Characterization
Theme
Point of
View

Foreshadow
She was breathtakingly beautiful, but he knew that she was forbidden fruit.
Her smile rivaled that of the Mona Lisa's.
Stop being such a Juliet!
I'll love you forever, boy I don't know!
True LOVE conquers all.
The sun smiled down on me.
Examples of Personification
First Person POV
3rd Person Limited
3rd Person Omniscient
Before judging others, first
try to understand their
point of view.
internal conflict
noun
psychological struggle within the mind of a literary or dramatic character, the resolution of which creates the plot's suspense:
Reference to a familiar/famous person, place, or thing
external conflict
noun
struggle between a literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character, which drives the dramatic action of the plot
verb
be a warning or indication of (a future event).
PERSONIFICATION
noun
1: giving human like qualities to non-human objects and animals
Imagery
noun
visually descriptive or figurative language, esp. in a literary work.
"Tennyson uses imagery to create a lyrical emotion"
the opposite of what you would expect
Often repeated theme or idea throughout a work of literature.
direct characterization
noun
the process by which the personality of a character is revealed by the use of descriptive adjectives or phrases
Vantage point from which a story is being told.
Main message or controlling idea
of a work of literature.
(What is author trying to get across or say about life?)
Mythical Allusion
verbal irony
noun
irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite. Sarcasm.
Irony- noun
dramatic irony
noun
when the audience knows something that the characters do not
Dramatic Irony
Verbal Irony
Situational Irony
noun
irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended
indirect characterization
noun
the process by which the personality of a character is revealed through the character's speech, actions, appearance, etc.
Metaphor vs Simile

noun
1.
comparing two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
Metaphor
Simile
noun

a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, using like or as

Idioms
noun

phrases that people use in everyday language that do not make sense literally, but everyone who speaks the dialect understands what they mean
Idioms

Idioms
Symbolism
the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.
Symbolism
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