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Transcript of Literary Devices
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?
1.3.7.D: Interpret and analyze the effects of various literacy devices (e.g., personification, simile, alliteration, symbolism, metaphor, hyperbole, imagery)