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Rhetorical and Literary Devices September 11, 2014 1 st Period Literary Terms.

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1 Rhetorical and Literary Devices September 11, st Period Literary Terms

2 2 I.Sound Devices – create an emotional effect a.Alliteration a.Alliteration – repeating the consonant sound at the beginning of a word (Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.) b.Assonance b.Assonance – repeating the vowel sounds (We see sea shells on the beach by the sea.) c.Consonance c.Consonance – repeating the consonant sound in the middle or end of a word (The doctor checked the sick patient at three o’clock.) d.Onomatopoeia d.Onomatopoeia - the creation of words that imitate natural sounds

3 Structural Devices – the way a piece is organized II. Structural Devices – the way a piece is organized a.Rhyme a.Rhyme – repetition of sounds at the end of words. b.Meter b.Meter – rhythmical pattern of a poem, determined by stressed syllables. 3

4 III. Other Major Devices – help writers express ideas clearly and engage their readers Simile – compare two things using the words like or as Metaphor – compare two by mentioning one thing as if it is something. It doesn’t use like or as. Personification – gives human characteristics to a non- human object. Hyperbole – extreme exaggeration Repetition – occurs when content is repeated 4

5 CONTINUED…….. III. Other Major Devices – help writers express ideas clearly and engage their readers Irony – contradiction between what happened and what is expected Paradox – statement that contains elements that seem contradictory but could be true Oxymoron – word or phrase that seems to contradict itself Symbolism – object that stands for something else Allegory – narrative that has a meaning other than what literally appears Free powerpoint template: 5


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