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Copy of Literary Devices
Transcript of Copy of Literary Devices
"I'm so hungry, I could eat an elephant!"
comparing two things that have nothing to do with each other
"You're a monster!"
humour based on opposites
I set up an anti-Facebook group on FaceBook
The bee "buzzed" around the yard
Giving human traits to something not human
"The wind screamed as it blew through the sky"
By: Devan Galloway; Additions By: Kelli Green
a comparason using 'like' or 'as'
"I felt like a train wreck"
giving a glimpse into the future
"This day would NOT end well"
Using the same consonant sound over and over again
"Sally sells seashells"
"The golden sand, combined with the pale, yellow sun gave a scence of glee to the travelers
using words to create a picture
"It had to be 100 feet tall"
"The answers would make themselves clear
"That person is a beast!"
"The clouds danced through the sky"
"You're like a robot"
"I'm as good as a ninja"
The police station was robbed
"Fluffy and white, the small, pointed flakes fell like crystals from Heaven itself"
The gun went "BANG"
"Pow" right in the kisser
"Baam" in the face!
"Same stunning Sammy!"
Deliberate repetition of a word or phrase
Not my house.
Not my car.
Not my room.
Not my family
"One small step for a man, one giant leap for all mankind" Neil Armstrong
An expression that does not mean what it literally says
You are driving me up the wall!
Something that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something else
A story, picture, or play use to represent abstract ideas or principles.
One feeling or perception - described with words - used for a totally different or opposite feeling.
The sky smelled blue...
The soft hum of fog
As old as the hills
Laughter is the
“I was surprised his nose was not growing like Pinocchio’s.”
brief reference to a person, event, or place, famous historical or literary figure or event; may also be drawn from history, geography, literature, or religion
“I thought the software would be useful, but it was a Trojan Horse.”
putting two contradictory words together
A look back in time to
an earlier point in the story
The general atmosphere created by the author’s words. It is the feeling the reader gets from reading those words.
A central idea of a work of fiction or nonfiction
the author’s attitude toward the writing (his characters, the situation) and the readers
Boring, overused phrase or saying
"At the speed