Below is a list of 30 common literary devices. As you read Lord of the Flies your goal is to obtain a deep understanding of each of these terms. In order to fulfill that goal- and your destiny- you will choose 6 literary devices per week (get it, we’re reading it for 5 weeks and 6x5=30). Anyway, once you have chosen your literary devices for the week you will define them then provide an example from the book. Be sure to include quotes from the book to support your claim.
Analogy: a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification.
Anecdote: a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
Antithesis: a person or thing that is…show more content… Foreshadowing: to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure:
Hyperbole:an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally
Imagery: the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively
Irony: a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated. Juxtaposition:an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast
Metaphor: a comparison using the terms “like” or “as”
Mood:a state or quality of feeling at a particular time
Motif:a recurring subject, theme, or idea
Oxymoron: a figure of speech that contradicts itself such as “cruel kindness”
Onomatopoeia:the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound
Paradox: a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth
Personification:the attribution of human nature or character to animals, inanimate