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Copy of Literary Devices

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Laura Pierce

on 2 October 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Literary Devices

Motif
Literary Devices
Allusion
Juxtaposition
Archetype
Hubris
Persona
Analogy
Theme
Point of
View

Allegory
She was breathtakingly beautiful, but he knew that she was forbidden fruit.
COWARD
Her smile rivaled that of the Mona Lisa's.
Stop being such a Juliet!
I'll love you forever, boy I don't know!
True LOVE conquers all.
reluctant hero
wise old man
jokester
The Journey
Beast trapped in body of man
Man trapped in body of beast
1rst Person POV
3rd Person Limited
3rd Person Omniscient
Before judging others, first
try to understand their
point of view.
The snow is to me what the desert is to Egyptians.
Just as the Earth revolves around the Sun, an electron revolves around the nucleus.
Just as a caterpillar grows out of its cocoon, so must we grow out of our comfort zone.
Reference to a familiar/famous person, place, or thing
-> Can provide insight by comparing an unknown subject to one that is more familiar.

-> Can also show a relationship between pairs of things.

-> Can be a logical argument: if two things are alike in some ways, they will probably be alike in other ways too.
Comparison of 2 or more things
A STORY in which people/things/actions represent ideas in order to teach a MORAL LESSON.
reoccurring
character types, symbols, plot lines, patterns, etc used in stories
excessive pride
(usually causes
hero's downfall)
Placing 2+ things (characters, ideas, settings, phrases, words) side by side in order to emphasize or reveal contrast.
Often repeated theme or idea throughout a work of literature.
Voice or personality an author assumes in order to tell a story.
Vantage point from which a story is being told.
Main message or controlling idea
of a work of literature.
(What is author trying to get across or say about life?)
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