Literary Techniques - Illustration Examples – Irony –...

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Literary Techniques Allusion – A passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: an allusion to Shakespeare. Anecdote – A short account of a particular incident or event of an interesting or amusing nature, often biographical. Aphorism – A terse saying embodying a general truth, or astute observation, as “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (Lord Acton). Descriptive Language – Diction / Word Choice – Figurative Language (Simile/Metaphor) – A simile is a comparison using “like” or “as”. A metaphor is a comparison. Foreshadowing – To show or indicate beforehand. Hyperbole / Exaggeration – An obvious or incidental exaggeration.
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Unformatted text preview: Illustration / Examples – Irony – The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. Mood / Atmosphere – A state or quality of feeling at a particular time Moral – Of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong. Parable – A short allegorical (representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning) story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson. Parody – A humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing. Point of View / Narrator – Repetition – Suspense – Symbol – Tone – A particular way of sounding....
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2009 for the course ENGG ENGL 1199 taught by Professor Bruseski during the Spring '09 term at University of the Bío-Bío.

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