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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 I

      is for Imagery       Imagery refers either to vivid, sensory description in writing or a recurring image linked to themes or symbols. One example of the latter occurs in Macbeth when Shakespeare uses clothing imagery … Continue reading

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

      is for Foil       Foils are characters that have opposing character traits and motivations. An example of foils from classical literature are Macbeth and Macduff from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In this example, Macbeth is driven … Continue reading

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

      is for Equivocation       Equivocation occurs when someone uses ambiguous or unclear language with the intent to mislead or deceive (full definition). One example of this I like is from Macbeth by William Shakespeare in … Continue reading

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