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Literary devices


the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities."he has always believed in the importance of symbolism in garden art"symbolic meaning attributed to natural objects or facts."the old-fashioned symbolism of flowers"an artistic and poetic movement or style using symbolic images and indirect suggestion to express mystical ideas, emotions, and states of mind


Comparing something using like or asExample:She is as beautiful as a flower


Comparing something without using like or asExample:He is a beastShe is the sun


Cultural expresionA phrase that is not literal but figurative and commonly understood within a cultureExample: That is just icing on the cake


Repeated big ideas which connect to themes within the storyExample:LoveRelationships

Point of View

The perspective of the story Who is telling the story This can be multiple perspectives, as is seen in Clap when you landWhich is told from the first person point of view of two different people


Sensory language Language that appeals to the senses (hear, smell, taste, touch, seeThese create intensity withinn the text and paint a vivid picture for the reader

Lyrical verse

A type of poetry which expresses deep emotions, typically spoken in first person


A short saying that represents a general truth ExampleA drowing man will clutch at a strawNote: proverbs often use figurative language to express an idea


Two very different things placed side side by side in a piece of text for dramatic effectExample: A snow covered mountain surrounded and a green pasture of flowers


A reference to something in history or a well known cultural iconExample:He was indeed a romeo when it came to women


Something that cannot be and yet it isA contradiction that exists yet is possibly trueexamples: This sentence is a lieSave money by spending it


The opposite of what you expectSituational irony-a fire department burns downVerbal irony-"of course I love doing homework for three hoursDramatic irony-Something the audience knows but the character does not