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Literary devices presentation


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Literary devices presentation

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Whomping Willow </li></ul><ul><li>As dead as a doornail </li></ul><ul><li>The waves roared </li></ul><ul><li>Buzzing Bees </li></ul><ul><li>Hum </li></ul>
  2. 2. Literary devices refers to aspects of literature, which help express ideas through language, which we can recognize, identify, interpret and analyze. It is the way in which authors create meaning through language and by which readers gain understanding of and appreciation for their works.  
  3. 3. Examples of Literary Devices <ul><li>Alliteration </li></ul><ul><li>Assonance </li></ul><ul><li>Metaphor </li></ul><ul><li>Onomatopoeia </li></ul><ul><li>Personification </li></ul><ul><li>Pun </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Rhetorical Question </li></ul><ul><li>Simile </li></ul><ul><li>Enjambment or run- on lines </li></ul>
  4. 4. Personification <ul><li>When human feelings, actions and characteristics are given to inanimate objects or something that is not human. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: The lonely sea </li></ul><ul><li>The boat sleeps </li></ul>
  5. 5. Simile <ul><li>This is a comparison between two things. </li></ul><ul><li>The words “like” or “as” are always used in the comparison. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: His hands were shaking like leave </li></ul><ul><li>As quiet as a mouse </li></ul>
  6. 6. Repetition <ul><li>This is a device in which a word, phrase, line or sentence which is repeated for emphasis. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: When I was a child I thought </li></ul><ul><li>The new moon was a cradle </li></ul><ul><li>The full moon was granny’s round face. </li></ul><ul><li>The new moon was a banana. </li></ul><ul><li>The full moon was a big cake. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Alliteration <ul><li>This is the repetition of consonant or consonant clusters at the beginning of words. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Sl ip and sl ide </li></ul><ul><li>St rike st raight </li></ul>
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  9. 9. <ul><li>Personification- Pregnant clouds, wind whistles </li></ul><ul><li>Simile-Clouds come hurrying with the wind … Like a plague of locusts, Clothes wave like tattered flags </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition- Trees bend to let it pass </li></ul><ul><li>Alliteration- Wind whistles, Whirling wind. </li></ul>Analysis of the Poem
  10. 10. <ul><li>The End </li></ul>