literary devices for lang

literary devices for lang

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  • Puns 
  • Like the kid who'd sat in front of us on that fateful roller coaster, there was no weight on my shoulder.(pg. 4)
  • Metaphor
  • The funny thing about gold is how quickly it can tarnish. (pg. 16)
  • Simile
  •  ...the kid's head sailed backward in its mouse-ear hat like some sort of grotesque helicopter...(pg 3)
  • A pun is a play on words. This is a pun because it makes a joke about a head being decapitated.  The author uses this to create a silly tone 
  • Personifaction
  • ...the ball had rolled silently to a stop at my feet, mocking me.(pg. 15)
  • Metaphor is comparing one unlike thing to another This is a metaphor because he is comparing his life to gold. The author uses this to convey an important message.
  • oxymoron
  • Simile is comparison  things using like or as. This is a simile because it compared a mouse-ear hat to a grotesque helicopter. The author uses this to emphasize what the hat looked like.
  • Imagery
  • our house is a monstrosity. Six bedrooms and a "bonus" room... ...It looks like ones of those models you walk through in a future subdivisions. (pg 40)
  • Personification is when human characteristics to nonhuman things. This is a personification because a ball cant really be mocking you. The author uses this to create mental pictures for the readers.
  • Oxymoron is when two opposite terms are used together. this is an oxymoron because it isn't embarrassing to be popular. the author uses this to call attention to something.
  • I had just turned seventeen, was embarrassingly popular, earned good grades...(pg 5)
  • Imagery is painting word pictures with your five senses. This is imagery because you use your imagination to see what his house looks like.  The author uses this to create mental pictures for readers.
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