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Ch 2: Wuthering Heights Literary Devices & Techniques

About This Chapter

The ''Wuthering Heights'' Literary Devices & Techniques chapter of the ''Wuthering Heights'' Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the literary devices and techniques employed in this novel. This chapter uses simple and fun lessons that take about five minutes to complete, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with these literary devices and techniques used in ''Wuthering Heights''.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the literary devices used in Wuthering Heights will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about this novel's literary devices and techniques. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in recognizing foreshadowing, irony and personification in Wuthering Heights
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with Wuthering Heights Literary Devices & Techniques chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about literary devices and techniques used in Wuthering Heights for a standard English literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Gothic elements, foreshadowing and personification in Wuthering Heights
  • The narrative structure and technique of this book
  • Elements of characterization, irony and dramatic irony
  • Use of symbols and imagery in Wuthering Heights
  • The writing style of this book, including its tone and diction
  • Examples of this novel's motifs, pathetic fallacy and humor
  • Parallels and contrasts in Wuthering Heights
  • Figurative language used in this novel
  • The importance and meaning of the widows and black press
  • How dreams are used in this novel
  • Vocabulary words from Wuthering Heights

21 Lessons in Chapter 2: Wuthering Heights Literary Devices & Techniques
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Gothic Elements in Wuthering Heights

1. Gothic Elements in Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights' is a crucial piece of Gothic literature due to its exploration of darkness in human consciousness. We'll look at the elements that made this work a classic in the genre.

Foreshadowing in Wuthering Heights

2. Foreshadowing in Wuthering Heights

In ''Wuthering Heights'' by Emily Bronte, foreshadowing is used to build suspense and keep the reader engaged. In this lesson, we will look at a few examples of foreshadowing from the novel.

Narrative Structure & Technique in Wuthering Heights

3. Narrative Structure & Technique in Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights' spans many years, most of the second half of the 18th century. Bronte does some neat tricks to pack such a lengthy narrative into the pages of a novel. Here's how she does it.

Characterization in Wuthering Heights

4. Characterization in Wuthering Heights

In her novel 'Wuthering Heights', Emily Bronte paints a picture of characters from two families: the Earnshaws and the Lintons. She uses many different characterization techniques along the way -- let's take a look.

Irony in Wuthering Heights

5. Irony in Wuthering Heights

In ''Wuthering Heights'' by Emily Bronte, three types of irony are used to tell the story of love and revenge. In this lesson, we will see examples of dramatic irony, verbal irony, and situational irony from the story.

Dramatic Irony in Wuthering Heights

6. Dramatic Irony in Wuthering Heights

In ''Wuthering Heights'' by Emily Bronte, the characters frequently make assumptions about each other that lead to dysfunctional behavior. In this lesson, we will look at some specific examples of dramatic irony from the story.

Pathetic Fallacy in Wuthering Heights

7. Pathetic Fallacy in Wuthering Heights

In ''Wuthering Heights'', Emily Bronte uses pathetic fallacy to set the emotional tone for some major events of the story. In this lesson, we will talk about some examples of pathetic fallacy from the novel.

Humor in Wuthering Heights

8. Humor in Wuthering Heights

'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Bronte is a work that deals with the serious issues of love, obsession, and revenge. It is not known for its humor, but in this lesson, we will look at Bronte's use of dark humor to help with character development.

Writing Style in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights: Diction & Tone

9. Writing Style in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights: Diction & Tone

Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights' is written as a journal by the novel's narrator, Lockwood. Within that journal are several other voices, as different characters tell Lockwood pieces of the story, but the writing style is all Bronte.

Figurative Language in Wuthering Heights

10. Figurative Language in Wuthering Heights

In ''Wuthering Heights'' by Emily Bronte, several types of figurative language are used to engage readers in this story of the self-destructive desire for revenge. In this lesson, we review examples of alliteration, hyperbole, metaphor, onomatopoeia, paradox, and simile from the novel.

Personification in Wuthering Heights

11. Personification in Wuthering Heights

Personification is a writing technique that makes a story more interesting. If you are unsure what exactly it is or how to find examples of it in ''Wuthering Heights'', look no further. In this lesson we will explore a few examples of personification from the book.

Parallels & Contrasts in Wuthering Heights

12. Parallels & Contrasts in Wuthering Heights

In this lesson, we will examine how Emily Bronte uses parallels and contrasts to describe the characters and settings of ''Wuthering Heights''. Parallels include Heathcliff/Hareton, Edgar/Linton, and Catherine/Cathy.

Imagery in Wuthering Heights: Quotes & Analysis

13. Imagery in Wuthering Heights: Quotes & Analysis

In ''Wuthering Heights'' by Emily Bronte, imagery is used to describe the setting and events of the story in a way that helps the reader feel the seclusion and turmoil of the characters. In this lesson, we will analyze some specific examples of imagery from the novel.

Animal Imagery in Wuthering Heights

14. Animal Imagery in Wuthering Heights

In ''Wuthering Heights'' by Emily Bronte, animal imagery is used to describe the characters in the novel. In this lesson, we will see examples of animal imagery that are used in characterizations of Edgar, Heathcliff, Isabella, and Cathy.

Symbols & Symbolism in Wuthering Heights

15. Symbols & Symbolism in Wuthering Heights

In ''Wuthering Heights'' by Emily Bronte, as the character's rage within Wuthering Heights, storms rage outside. In this lesson, we will learn how the author used the weather and animals as symbols of the characters.

Windows in Wuthering Heights: Importance, Symbols & Quotes

16. Windows in Wuthering Heights: Importance, Symbols & Quotes

In ''Wuthering Heights'' by Emily Bronte, windows are a symbol for the barriers that the characters face. Let's looks at some specific examples from the novel where windows are used symbolically.

Meaning of the Black Press in Wuthering Heights

17. Meaning of the Black Press in Wuthering Heights

One of the themes that Emily Bronte explores in ''Wuthering Heights'' is madness. In this lesson, we are going to take a look at the black press, including its meaning and significance to the theme in this novel.

Motifs in Wuthering Heights

18. Motifs in Wuthering Heights

Sometimes in stories objects and ideas seem to show up again and again. These are motifs. In this lesson, we will explore motifs, why authors use them, and what impact they have on the reading experience by looking at the novel 'Wuthering Heights.'

Dreams in Wuthering Heights

19. Dreams in Wuthering Heights

In ''Wuthering Heights'' by Emily Bronte, Lockwood's nightmares on the night he spent at Wuthering Heights parallel the struggles faced by other characters throughout the novel. In this lesson, we will learn about Lockwood's dreams.

Wuthering Heights Vocabulary

20. Wuthering Heights Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will learn about some vocabulary words from ''Wuthering Heights'' by Emily Bronte that may seem unfamiliar to readers today, in part because the book was published back in 1847.

Wuthering Heights Literary Terms & Flashcards

Wuthering Heights Literary Terms & Flashcards

'Wuthering Heights' is a rich novel full of vivid imagery and sophisticated literary techniques. This set of flashcards will help you to review a number of the literary concepts and devices that are used by Emily Bronte in this famous piece of literature.

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