Literary Devices

Literary Devices

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  • Alliteration
  • Sally Sells Sea Shells By the Sea Shore
  • Dialect
  • How ya'll doin'
  • Simile
  • I feel as free as a bird flying high in the sky!
  • The repetition of initial consonant sounds used to emphasize and link words and to create pleasing, musical sounds. 
  • Onomatopia
  • Speech that reflects pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar typical of a geographical region.  
  • Foreshadowing
  • RELAX! I do this all the time and I never get caught!
  • I don't feel good about this!
  • Comparison of two things using the words like or as.
  • Hyperbole
  •  I've told you a million times not to eat the cookies out of the cookie tray. Now you look at me when I'm talking to you!!!!
  • The use of words that imitate sounds
  • CRUNCH!!
  • Important hints or clues that an author gives to prepare the reader or audience for what is to come and to help the reader or audience anticipate the outcome
  • A purposeful exaggeration for emphasis or humor- stretching the truth. 
  • UGH!!
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