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Literary Devices in A Raisin in the Sun

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Holly Steffes

on 11 March 2016

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Transcript of Literary Devices in A Raisin in the Sun

Literary Devices in
A Raisin in the Sun

perspective
first person point of view
connotation
simile
setting
allusion
alliteration
foreshadowing
metaphor
characterization
character
narrator
the point of view from which
the story is told
first person point of view

a character within the story is telling the story; often uses the pronoun I
third person point of view

someone outside the story is telling the story; often uses he/she
the environment in which
a story or event takes place
a comparison of two things
using the words "like" or "as"
the idea or feeling
associated with a word
a reference to another piece of literature or art in a story
hints that predict future
events in the story
repetition of the beginning consonant sound in a phrase or line
comparison of two unlike objects, not using the words "like" or "as"
the person who is telling the story
minor character

less important characters who interact with the main characters
major character

character who plays a large role in the story; a main character
protagonist

central character or hero of the story
antagonist

force working against the main character
the method a writer uses
to develop a character
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