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Writing: Literary Devices

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monica jimenez

on 8 October 2012

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Literary Devices Writing "Far below she thought she saw something glittering like water."
(The Earth on Turtle's Back) Imagery "Far, far below in the waters some of the animals looked up. "Someone is falling from the sky," said one.
"We must help her," said another. Then two Swans flew up and caught her between their wings, and brought her gently down to the water where the birds and animals were watching.
She is not like us," said one of the animals. "She doesn't have webbed feet. I don't think she can live in the water."
"What shall we do?" said another of the water animals."
(The Earth on Turtle's Back) Dialogue " "You must not - you shall not behold this !" said I, shudderingly, to Usher, as I led him, with a gentle violence, from the window to a seat."
(The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe) Tone " The tiny bit of Earth fell on the back of Turtle. Almost immediately it began to grow and grow until it became the whole world.
Then the two Swans brought Sky Woman down. She stepped onto the new Earth and opened her hand, letting the seeds fall onto the bare soil. From the seeds the trees and grass and flowers sprang up. Life on Earth had begun." (The Earth On Turtle's Back) Purpose "Make me Thy loom then, knit therein this twine:
And make Thy holy spirit, Lord, wind quills:
Then weave the web Thyself. The yarn is fine."
(Huswifery by Edward Taylor) Diction Puritan Plain Style "My conversation make to be Thy Reel,And reel the yarn thereon spun of Thy wheel."
(Huswifery by Edward Taylor) Metaphor Simile Alliteration Anaphora The intended reason for which the writer wrote. characterized by short words, direct statements, and references to ordinary, everyday objects. a comparison without the use of like or as. a comparison of two different things or ideas through the use of the words like or as. the use of the same consonant or of a vowel, not necessarily the same vowel, at the beginning of each word or each stressed syllable in a line of verse the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things the conversation between characters in a novel, drama, etc. any sound considered with reference to its quality, pitch, strength, source, etc. style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words: A rhetorical term for the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses. DONE! :D "...many minutes, many hours, many days, have I heard it..."
(The Fall of the House of Usher) "Adieu, Adieu, All's Vanity."
(Here Follow Some Verses upon the Burning of our House, July 10th, 1666) "In silent night when rest I took,
For sorrow near I did not look,
I waken'd was with thund'ring noise
And piteous shrieks of dreadful voice."
(Here Follow Some Verses upon the Burning of our House, July 10th, 1666 by Anne Bradstreet) "I waken'd was with thund'ring noise"
(Here Follow Some Verses upon the Burning of our House, July 10th, 1666 by Anne Bradstreet) While, like a rapid ghastly river,
Through the pale door,

A hideous throng rush out forever,
And laugh - but smile no more.

(The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe) by Monica Jimenez
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