Ch 13: Characteristics of Literary Devices

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Check out this series of engaging lessons and quizzes to study the characteristics of literary devices. These convenient online study resources are great options for anyone who needs to review literary devices for exams, essays, homework assignments or class projects.

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

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