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

      is for Zoomorphism         According to The Free Dictionary, zoomorphism is the use”of animal forms in symbolism, literature, or graphic representation.” When using zoomorphism, animal traits are given to a human or inanimate object … 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 K

      is for Katharsis       This is hard. Eleven days in to the challenge and I’ve already hit a brick wall. Outside of a few Japanese poetry styles, there are pretty much no literary devices beginning … Continue reading

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

      is for Genre       Genre is used to describe types of literature. Some examples are science fiction, young adult, supernatural, thriller, adventure, and police procedural. In the genre of science fiction, authors take current social … Continue reading

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