METAPHOR is a literary technique that writers use to make comparison between two people, things, animals, or places that are not alike. In fact, the definition of those objects are so far apart that they seem to have nothing in common. For example, a FRIGATE in comparison to a book, or COURSER in comparison to the pages of a book.
Literary Devices are divided into two categories: Literary Elements and Literary Techniques.
Literary Elements: Writers use literary elements to create stories. This is a necessary feature of storytelling that can be found in any written and spoken narratives. Examples of literary elements include: character, setting, plot, conflict, tone, flashback, figurative language, resolution, theme, foreshadowing, allusion, point of view, dialogue, symbolism, and mood.
Literary Techniques: Writers use literary techniques to make an identifiable rule of thumb, convention or structure that is used in literature and storytelling. Writers use these techniques to make their work more artistic, leading the readers to better understand and appreciate their literary work. Examples of literary techniques include: metaphor, simile, alliteration, hyperbole, allegory, etc.
PERSONIFICATION is a literary technique that writers use in order to show an object or animal has human like quality. Writers use this technique to boost emotion, sensation, joy, gestures and speech that make the reading interesting. This helps readers understand, agree with,… Read More ›
And then I remember what it was like to see snow in the early morn. Snowflakes falling, icy roads, rustic knotty pine cabins nestled amid the tall trees.
SIMILE is a literary technique that writers use in order to show similarities between two different things. Writers use the words “like” or “as” to make comparisons. In Leila Devlin’s poem, Summer Vacation, we notice that she uses the word “like” to compare… Read More ›