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The Other Literary Elements

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

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The Other Literary Elements

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