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Characteristics of Literary Devices - Chapter Summary
Review the characteristics of common literary devices with this convenient online literature chapter. As you work through the chapter's bite-sized lessons, you'll examine topics such as figurative language, symbolism, figures of speech, alliteration and much more. Take the chapter's self-assessment quizzes to solidify your understanding of these literary devices. Our expert instructors are available to answer your questions, and you can access the chapter material on any device that has an Internet connection. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Differentiate between literal and figurative language
- Recognize examples of idioms
- Define the terms imagery, symbolism and alliteration
- Understand how dialect and figures of speech contribute to style in fiction
1. Literal vs. Figurative Language
Writers frequently make use of different types of language to get their points across. In this lesson, we'll look at the basic differences between literal and figurative language.
2. What is an Idiom? - Definition & Examples
Break a leg! It takes two to tango. In this lesson, we'll learn all about idioms, those colorful figures of speech that play with language and take on a meaning of their own.
3. Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples
In this lesson you will learn how poets and authors use symbolism in their writing to make it more meaningful and interesting. Explore how descriptive writing called imagery appeals to the senses, adding to works of literature.
4. Alliteration: Definition & Examples
Alliteration is a figure of speech used to create rhythm and bring focus to a line or sentence in a piece of written material. Learn about the definition of alliteration, see examples of alliteration and test your knowledge with a quiz.
5. Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech
In this lesson, we will explore style in fiction. We will define style and explore some of the elements writers use to create their own personal styles.
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