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Warm-UP. Please pick up a handout from the back shelf and complete. You should use your notes!. Literary Devices. Pun. A play on words based on the similarity of sound between two words with different meanings. “ I was going to look for my missing watch, but I could never find the time.”.

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Warm up

Warm-UP

  • Please pick up a handout from the back shelf and complete.

  • You should use your notes!


Literary devices

Literary Devices


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Pun

  • A play on words based on the similarity of sound between two words with different meanings.

    • “ I was going to look for my missing watch, but I could never find the time.”


Idiom

Idiom

  • A group of words that have specific cultural meaning; an expression that cannot be translated literally.

    • “A chip on your shoulder.”


Oxymoron

Oxymoron

  • Combination of contradictory words

    • “Icy-Hot”


Simile

Simile

  • Comparison between two unlike things using like or as.

    • Her eyes were as bright as the moon.


Metaphor

Metaphor

  • Makes a comparison, but it does not use the words like or as. Sometimes a metaphor makes the comparison by using the words is, are, was or were.

    • "The rain came down in long knitting needles."(Enid Bagnold, National Velvet)


Personification

Personification

  • Giving human characteristics and feelings to animals, objects and ideas.

    • “I’m tired,” the dog said.


Hyperbole

Hyperbole

  • Exaggeration that is so extreme it cannot be true.

    • “I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse.”


Allusion

Allusion

  • A reference to another major work of art or something or someone familiar to the reader.


Foreshadowing

Foreshadowing

  • An incident that points to an upcoming event in a story, used to build suspense. ( A hint or clue)


Flashback

Flashback

  • Interruption of time in a story, with the insertion of a past incident.


Imagery

Imagery

  • Created images within the mind through words that are descriptive and appeal to the five senses.

    • “The pitter-patter of the rain against the window.”


Irony

Irony

  • Contrast between the expected and the actual event (occurs when the opposite of what you expect happens).


Symbol

Symbol

  • The use of an object to represent something else (sometimes a more abstract idea).


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Mood

  • The way the reader feels during a story.


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Tone

  • The author’s attitude towards his/her subject.


Suspense

Suspense

  • A feeling of anxious uncertainty a but the outcome of events in literature.


Dialogue

Dialogue

  • A conversation between characters, usually set off by quotation marks.


Dialect

Dialect

  • The form of language spoken by people in a particular region or group.

Eh?

Y’all

Youngin’


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