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Literary Devices from A to Z – Brought to you by the letter Y

      is for Young Adult       Young adult (YA) novels are novels that appeal to adolescents and teenagers. In YA the main character is usually a pre-teen or teen and theme is often emphasized over the … Continue reading

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Literary Devices from A to Z – Brought to you by the letter X

      is for Xenophobia         Xenophobia is a fear of strangers or of the unknown. It is frequently used as a device in literature, especially science fiction literature. My theory is that, in times of … Continue reading

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Literary Devices from A to Z – Brought to you by the letter W

      is for Weather       Pathetic fallacy is when inanimate objects of nature–specifically the weather–mimic human emotion. The distinction between pathetic fallacy and personification is as follows: personification “gives human attributes to abstract ideas, animate objects … Continue reading

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Literary Devices from A to Z – Brought to you by the letter V

      is for Verisimilitude       Verisimilitude is the appearance of reality in a work of fiction. I have written before about how all narrative is a construct of reality. This means that it is supposed to … Continue reading

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