The Other Literary Elements

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This is a brief introduction to the other literary elements including metaphor, simile, imagery, etc.

This is a brief introduction to the other literary elements including metaphor, simile, imagery, etc.

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  • 1. The Other Literary Elements Part 1
  • 2. Standard Literary Elements
        • Plot
        • Characters
        • Settings
        • Theme
        • Point of View
        • Style
  • 3. Non-standard Literary Elements
    • Reflect writer’s style
      • Alliteration
      • Assonance
      • Metaphor
      • Simile
      • Imagery
      • Personification
      • Hyperbole
      • Allusion
      • Repetition
      • Onomatopoeia
  • 4. Assonance
    • Repetition of vowel sounds in a verse
      • Tod ay , I’ll find the w ay to pl ay
      • “ Here is lots of n ew bl ue g oo .”-Dr Seuss
  • 5. Alliteration
    • Repeating initial consonants sound in neighboring words.
    • Edwin Markham’s “Lincoln, the Man of the People”
      • She left the h eaven of h eroes and came down
      • To m ake a m an to m eet the m ortal need
      • a m an to m atch the m ountains and the sea
      • the friendly w elcome of the w ayside w ell.
  • 6. Simile
    • Compares two different things
    • Uses the words as, like, or than
      • The snow bank looked like a huge pile of marshmallow syrup.
      • I was being as noisy as a dozen monkeys until my teacher roared like a dragon.
  • 7. Metaphor
    • Comparison between two things
    • You call one thing something else
    • Metaphors compare two dissimilar things
    • Examples:
      • Her presence was a ray of light in a dark world.
      • Love is the star to every wandering bark.
  • 8. Imagery
    • The most frequently used device in literature.
    • It paints pictures in our mind.
    • It appeals to the senses:
        • Taste – gustatory- image
        • Touch – tactile - image
        • Sight – visual - image
        • Sound – auditory - image
        • Smell – olfactory – image
        • Thermal
        • Kinesthetic
  • 9. Personification
    • Human qualities are attributed to an animal, object, or idea.
      • The trees bowed before the wind.
      • The cracked teacup screamed.
      • So Eden sank to grief.
      • The wind stood up and gave a shout.
  • 10.
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