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Literary Devices & Figures of Speech 101 (+ PDF)

Reading Time: 18 minutes FIGURES OF SPEECH AND OTHER LITERARY TERMS Figures of Speech or Literary devices refer to the use of language (constructions, statements etc.) in ways that are unusual or special. These expressions are different from  the way we ordinarily use language. Example: 1. A: Ordinary Usage: I fell asleep at 10:00 pm 2. B: Special/Unusual Usage: …

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6 Types of Imagery in Literature

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Imagery refers to the use of figurative or non-figurative language to present actions, objects or ideas in ways that appeal to our senses of hearing, sight, smell, touch, and taste. Such figures of speech as simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia and so on are the vehicle through which imagery is invoked. 1. Kinesthesia or Kinesthetic …

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33 Easy Examples of Oxymoron in Literature

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two usually opposite terms or words are used close to each other in a brief expression. Below is a list containing instances of the literary device known as oxymoron. 1. Most foul, most fair 2. Pure impiety 3. Impious purity 4. Friendly Enemy 5. Harmless lion …

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