Literary devices Essays

  • Literary Devices Used In The Necklace

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    In the story “The Necklace” the author used literary devices to enhance the story. By using these, the story was more interesting for the reader. Without question, “The Necklace” effectively used a symbol, irony, and internal characterization.

  • Literary Devices In Sirn Song By Margaret Atwood

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    Literary devices are very crucial techniques to an author’s writings because it allows the author to get their message across to the reader in a very powerful way. Some examples of literary devices that allow the author to convey their message in a powerful way to the audience are imagery, tone, and anaphora just to name a few. In Margaret Atwood’s poem “Siren Song,” these literary devices are what make up the foundation of this writing and really allows her poem to almost seem as if it were happening in real life. This poem is about the Sirens from Greek Mythology and how their song would cause sailors to go mad and jump overboard where they would never be seen again. Atwood does a fantastic job at using these literary devices to allow the reader to not only be able to comprehend the poem, but to make them feel as if they are in the poem itself. Some examples of literary devices that Atwood uses to have this effect on readers are imagery, anaphora, diction, tone, figurative language and irony, and these barely scratch the surface of how many literary devices are used in the poem. All of these literary devices are what makes Atwood’s poem as good as it seems.

  • Literary Devices In Obasan

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    Obasan written by Joy Kogawa is a moving novel translating the silence breaching upon the Japanese Canadians during the late 1940s. Obasan is a novel that looks back towards the discrimination and prejudice through the hidden Canadian History. The perspective of the story is told in first person of the main character, Naomi. Kogawa’s literary style brings life to characters such as naomi, describing her experience of silence and cultural separation with just only words. Living through first perspective not only reveals detailed imagery of the surrounding, but the beliefs, thoughts and fears of Naomi. This will furthermore develop and create new characteristics known to Naomi and her surroundings. The usage of these literary devices allows

  • The Man In The Black Suit Literary Devices Analysis

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    Literary devices are used by an author to enhance a story. These devices can help to make a piece more descriptive, complex and thrilling. Literary devices can also help the reader further understand the text. Conflict, characterization, and imagery are exemplary examples of literary devices used by authors.

  • Use Of Literary Devices In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Birthmark

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    “Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of another person, to live another life”. (Barbara Kingsolver) Fiction is an imaginary thing or event, postulated for the purposes of argument or explanation as defined by There are many literary devices that writers incorporate into their works. The main reason literary devices are used is to connect with the reader. When we read, we want to truly enjoy what is written we need to become a part of the story. And literary devices help us to better see and feel the storyline. A good storyline captures all of our senses, these devices draw the reader in, paint a picture, heighten the senses, and pull at us emotionally. Throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story The Birthmark, some of the key literary devices used were irony symbol and theme.

  • Literary Devices In Medea

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    In the play Medea, Euridepes uses many theatrical devices such as foreshadowing, imagery, the chorus and Medea ' 's dual roles of masculine and feminine within her to enhance the play and reveal Medea ' 's character. Many examples of the following can be seen throughout the book.

  • Literary Devices In Antigone

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    That which cannot be seen can be created by the mind, while what is exposed to the eye stimulates in the audience a memorable impression. In the tragedy, Antigone, by Sophocles, the reader undergoes a calamity in regards to the ideals of Ancient Greek society. The work describes social and political problems of a woman challenging the state, and in return she receives a fatal punishment. Sophocles uses elements of technique and style that create effects in the work and audience. Furthermore, he manipulates the use catharsis and, the concealment and revealing of imagery as elements of style and technique. This causes the audience to imagine what is not being described and a significant impact of the readers’ emotions.

  • The Most Dangerous Game Literary Devices Analysis

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    “Even cannibals wouldn't live in such a god-forsaken place” “Connell 1”. This is an example of foreshadowing, a type of literary device used in the short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell. Literary devices are great ways of enhancing the reader’s understanding of a story. Two devices that help you understand the story the best are imagery and similes. Imagery helps paint a mental picture for the reader, while similes compare two unlike objects using like or as. The reader has to be able to understand or imagine what the devices mean, to enhance the story. A few examples in the story, were difficult to understand due to the reference. For the most part, this story had some great literary devices.

  • Literary Devices In The Odyssey

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    Provide significant details about the author (120-1): Homer was probably from the Western Asia Minor, he might have been a rhapsody who performed for an audience.

  • Literary Devices In The Destructors

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    In the short story, The Destructors the author Graham Green uses many plot devices and characterization to show the how the steady downfall of the main character Trevor. Techniques like flashback, symbols and irony help characterizes Trevor as intimidating, but determined and knowledgeable, but rigid; the need to eliminate all remnants of the past drives Trevor beyond the point of reason.

  • Literary Devices In The Veldt

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    In the story ¨The Veldt,¨ by Ray Bradford, the parents are to blame for their deaths because they let the kids and themselves have too much time on the technology. The Veldt is about being in the future where technology took over the parents and the kids lives. The parents wanted to have an easier life so they bought the house without knowing what was to be. The kids thought it was great and got way too attached to the technology. The parents didn 't do anything to stop the kids and the led to them getting really spoiled.

  • Gatsby Literary Devices

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    As we continue to read, we approached a new yet very familiar literary device that I would often see when people are repeatedly listing things. If I were the writer of a book, the device such as polysyndeton is definitely one of the necessary and helpful writing techniques. Like we have discussed, the author wants to make sure that the readers will pay attention to the context, what he 's trying to tell so he would slow down the sentence with the repeating conjunction such as "and", "or" as it 's also used to list out some of the important factors or matters that happened in the story. One of the examples of polysyndeton in this chapter have ensured me the definition as well as the use of polysyndeton. " And on Mondays eight

  • Literary Devices In Oedipus

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    Within reading Oedipus by Sophocles, it is obvious that Oedipus will be soon used as an instrument of suffering to others. Frye's quote states that "...great trees more likely to be struck by lightning than a clump of grass...". Can be referred to how Oedipus's parents basically struck him down after hearing from the oracle Tiresias the prophecy of what was to be of their son. Even though they tried to change the prophecy it did not work out as they thought it would because the shepherd took pity on Oedipus & presented him to the Queen & King of Corinth due to the fact they were childless so, they adopted Oedipus as their own. Although that did not alter Oedipus's fate that was already set in stone it simply delayed it. Oedipus's birth parents

  • Chaucer's Literary Devices

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    Another literary device that Chaucer employs in his tale is personification. A typical literary device used in fables, Chaucer personifies the chickens and fox in this tale by giving them the ability to speak and read, and describes the animal characters in a very anthropomorphic way, calling the hen Pertelote “the fair damsel”(50). The very fact that Chauntecleer and Pertelote are able to carry out a conversation shows that Chaucer treated personification in such a way that the “Nun’s Priest’s Tale” is considered to be a beast fable. One other literary device that Chaucer utilizes in the telling of the “Nun’s Priest’s Tale” is irony. Not only is irony an important part of the fable tradition, it is deeply integrated into Chaucer’s writing

  • Literary Devices In Annabel Lee

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    A rotten decomposing corpse resides in a tomb, no longer in the in the land of the living. A cold lifeless crypt teeming with the ceaseless love of a man. People have been known to go to great measures to be with the ones they love. Such as a mother who runs into traffic to save her newborn child, a dog rescuing his owner from a blazing building, or a soldier taking a bullet for his country. In today’s society, rarely anyone will be brave enough or diligent enough to show the love and commitment that the narrator of the poem expresses in the poem “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. The poem creates an eerie, sinister feeling of obsession but also a magical, enchanting feeling of love. Particullary, Poe uses repetition, imagery, and mood to illustrate a man’s undying love for a woman he loss.

  • Literary Devices In Tell Tale Heart

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    Edgar Allan Poe used the literary device of setting to give a dark, threatening tone in the story by using three main elements. Time of day, mood and atmosphere, and population. All to which are very effective towards the story.

  • Figurative Language In Ender's Game '

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    Authors use figurative language to engage their readers and make their story more convincing or interesting. Authors also use it to help add mood fluency and imagery to their books. For example, in Ender’s game the author uses figurative language a lot to help the reader understand and help picture what 's going on in the scenes. The author uses metaphors, and hyperboles to create vivid images. The author use these literary devices to enhance the novel.

  • Metaphors In Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron

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    Literary devices are used throughout literature to help readers have a better understanding. Metaphors, for example, help readers to have a better visual to different aspects. In Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron,” metaphors are evident throughout the short story. The metaphors that are used throughout the short story help readers to have a better understanding of the message in “Harrison Bergeron.”

  • Literary Devices In Ethan Frome

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    “I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.” (Wharton, 1911, p. 1.) The above quote is the very first sentence in the novel Ethan Frome, and although it has fewer than 30 words, it manages to hook the reader into a confusing situation. Ethan Frome began development in the early 1900s by the American writer Edith Wharton as an assignment to her instructor in French conversation. Edith based the narrative on several months of stay at her family's country home in Massachusetts. Originally, barely three chapters in length, the two central characters, Mattie and Hart, were lovers from the beginning who must part ways

  • Literary Devices In Poetry

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    Poetry is known to be a creative thought or an impassioned feeling using language and is expressed in many places in the world. A poem can have many different meanings according to how an individual interprets it and their own decisions. Many people go through the worst conditions and will almost always get the decision to change their life around as soon as they get the chance. There has always been the rich and the poor for many years and the poor are the ones that typically struggle. Usually, those who are born into a poor family have the decision to do good in school and get a job that pays well. In the poem “Saturday at the Canal” by Gary Soto and the song “Nothing Better” by The Postal Service the message they are both trying to present to the reader is sometimes in life tough times occur and it usually results in the individual to do something about it. Some literary devices that show the theme of coming up from tough times are figurative language, imagery, and the mood of the poems/songs.