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7 Literary Devices

for the speech test
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Clarissa Deming

on 8 September 2015

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Transcript of 7 Literary Devices

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7 Literary Devices
the repetition of consonant sounds
B
rother
B
ear is
b
arely a
b
i
bliography.
Alliteration
the repetition of vowel sounds

fl
ee
t f
ee
t sw
ee
p by sl
ee
ping g
ee
ks
Assonance
exaggeration or overstatement

I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
Hyperbole
giving human qualities to animals or objects

The water danced under the moonlight.
Personification
the substitution of an agreeable or less offensive expression
in place of one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant

What the heck!
Oh my gosh!
Cheese and rice!
Euphemism
Oxymoron
putting two contradictory words together

seriously joking
Jumbo shrimp
Rap music
Microsoft Works
Similes and Metaphors
Onomatopoeia
A word meant to
represent a sound
Allusion
Definition: A direct or indirect reference to something historical, literary, religious, mythical, or of pop culture.

Why Writers Use It: Allusions can help people see unique connections between two ideas. The reference can help the audience better understand a subject.
I’m full strength like a Cyclops‘s eye drops,
I got support like high-tops.
- Ugly Duckling, Left Behind.

“The side lines is lined with casualties
Who sip the life casually, then gradually become worse
Don’t bite the apple, Eve” -Jay-Z

“My rep grows like the nose of Pinocchio,
Just because I’ve mastered the art of braggadocio.” -Akrobatik

“Tonedeff’s slays giants,
as if my legal name’s David.” -Tonedeff

It is raining so hard I should build an ark.
Flashback
a scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier than the main story
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