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Literary Devices

This Prezi focuses on various types of literary devices (simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia).

Ross Winegardner

on 14 January 2014

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Transcript of Literary Devices

Literary Devices
Figurative Language
describing something by comparing it with something else
an exaggerated statement used to heighten effect
figure of speech in which two things are compared using "like" or "as"
a phrase giving human traits to nonhuman things
word that sounds like the noise or sound that it stands for
figure of speech comparing two unlike objects without using “like” or “as”
Youth like summer morn,
Age like winter weather;
Youth like summer brave,
Age like winter bare.

from “Youth, I Do Adore Thee” by William Shakespeare
The road was a ribbon of moonlight.

from “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes
The wind screamed through the night.
“Pop”, “Crack”, “Boom”
She’s said so on several million occasions.
Effects of Simile and Metaphor
Listen to the recording while brainstorming an answer to the following question:

What effect does figurative language have on our writing?
State Standard
1.3.7.D: Interpret and analyze the effects of various literacy devices (e.g., personification, simile, alliteration, symbolism, metaphor, hyperbole, imagery)
Works Cited
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