Literary Devices:. The techniques of the writer Take careful notes on each with examples to prepare for final exam. Alliteration. Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a group of words. Ex: Sally sells sea-shells… Ex: Poe’s “The Raven”—see image. Allusion.
The techniques of the writer
Take careful notes on each with examples to prepare for final exam.
Ex: The Odyssey: Odysseus vs. Polyphemus
Ex: Old Man and the Sea: Santiago vs. nature
Ex: A Raisin in the Sun: Walter vs. society
Ex: The Pearl: Kino facing his own greed and obsession.
“And after this let Caesar seat him sure,
For we will shake him, or worse days endure.”
I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
Ex: Oedipus: “Upon the murderer I invoke this curse.”
Ex: In Julius Caesar, Marc Antony’s reference to Brutus being an honorable man is an example of verbal irony.
Ex: In Romeo and Juliet: When Romeo’s attempt to make peace by not fighting Tybalt only leads to more deaths.
things around it or which it is associated, as in describing someone's clothing to characterize the individual.
(pen refers to the written word and sword refers to violence or physical force.)
Ex: Lesson Before Dying, A Separate Peace
Ex: guidebooks,role-playing games,“Choose Your Own Adventure” series.
Ex: Things Fall Apart, The Sound of Waves
Ex: “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”
Caesar says, ” Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once.”
Ex: “a cruel wind”
Ex: Romeo and Juliet: “lazy-pacing clouds”
Ex: Samuel Coleridge poem--
Ex: Julius Caesar “How dearly Caesar loved him! This was the most unkindest cut of all.”
Ex: Lesson Before Dying: “Do you see anyone here who could plan a murder, a robbery, can plan, can plan at all?”
Ex: To Kill a Mockingbird: The responsibility for the jury is to make a "pauper is an equal of a Rockefeller" and an "ignorant man the equal of any president."
Two households, both alike in dignity, a
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, b
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, a
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. b
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes c
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; d
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows c
Do with their death bury their parents' strife. d
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love, e
And the continuance of their parents' rage, f
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove, e
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage; f
The which if you with patient ears attend, g
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend. g