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English Literary DevicesAllegory: A symbolic representation of concepts or ideas. Alliteration: A repetition of the initial consonant (with at least two repetitions in a row.) Alliteration is commonly to emphasize a line in the text and perhaps shows its importance to the reader so he can interpret or look into the line deeper for a greater meaning or understanding.Allusion: An allusion is a figure of speech which makes a reference to a person, place or an event. An allusion can be imaginary or factual, however are important because it allows the reader to make a connection of what is being described (ex/ she was as beautiful as the Mona Lisa). This can allow the reader a greater understanding of what is being described, but also may cause the reader to remember the thing being described as an important message or theme.Analogy: A comparison between two things, generally analogies are used to compare similar things so a greater understanding can be made from one of them. (ex/ Her eyes glistened in the night as diamonds do in light.)Anastrophe: A literary devise where the order of the noun and adjective in a sentence exchange places.Generally in a sentence the adjective comes before the noun, but when an anastrophe is employed the order changes so the adjective follows the noun. The reversed order creates a dramatic impact and increases weight to the noun described by the adjective. (ex/ He spoke of times past and future, and dreamt of things to be)Anecdote:

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