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Literary Devices. August 17, 2011. Point of View. First Person Narrator of the story Knows everything firsthand The use of I and me are used. Third Person -No participation -Knows how the character feels Third Person -Omniscient (unlimited narrator) Third Person

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Literary devices

Literary Devices

August 17, 2011


Point of view
Point of View

  • First Person

    • Narrator of the story

    • Knows everything firsthand

    • The use of I and me are used.

      Third Person

      -No participation

      -Knows how the character feels

      Third Person

      -Omniscient (unlimited narrator)

      Third Person

      Limited Omniscient (limited to one character)


Tone

  • Tone: the writer's attitude toward the material and/or readers. Tone may be playful, formal, intimate, angry, serious, ironic, outraged, baffled, tender, serene, depressed, etc.


Paradox
Paradox

  • A paradox in literature refers to the use of concepts/ ideas that are contradictory to one another, yet, when placed together they hold significant value on several levels. The uniqueness of paradoxes lies in the fact that a deeper level of meaning and significance is not revealed at first glace, but when it does crystallize, it provides astonishing insight.


Examples of a paradox
Examples of a Paradox

  • “I’m sad but I’m laughing.”-Alanis Morrissette

  • “I must be cruel to be kind.”-Shakespeare


Bell ringer
Bell Ringer

  • Please head your paper.

  • What did you think about “The Little Mermaid?”


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