30 essential literary devices and how to use them


 

Yeah, 30. THIRTY.

I bet you didn’t know that this many literary devices even exist but they sure do. Not all of them are essential but they can all be used if you feel the need for them.

Or more likely if your teacher feels the need for it. And as an essay writer, you or your professor will need to use these devices to write your paper. Particularly literature papers.

So, be prepared to go through a long, long journey. Stay tuned and you will find out all about the thirty most important literary devices ever.

So, here they are….

Simile

This is called indirect comparison because here two unrelated subjects are compared to each other by using words like “as”, “like” etc.

Metaphor

This is called a direct comparison because here we simply compare two objects directly.

Symbolism

This is used when an object represents a real-life concept, thought, or idea. 

Imagery

This is used to give a vivid and visual description of any object in the text. 

Personification

In this one, what we do is that we give the characteristics of a human to an inanimate object.

Hyperbole

This is basically making things dramatic as in hyperbole we exaggerate things to give it a big effect.

Juxtaposition

Ok, so in this, we take two ideas that are different from one another and place them together.

Irony

Here a thing like an object or even a feeling is described in the opposite language to create humor. 

Allusion

This is basically a reference. If we refer to something or something in literature then it is called an allusion.

Paradox

A paradox is like a juxtaposition except that in a paradox things that seem different can be similar too.

Ekphrasis

This is a type of text, it can be a story or a poem, that is inspired by some other piece of art.

Allegory

This is used to represent a thought or an idea that is abstract.

Conceit

This one falls somewhere between a simile and a metaphor and is used for comparison too.

Anaphora

Mostly used in poems, here we repeat certain words at the beginning of a clause for emphasis.

Apostrophe

This is a kind of speech but it's addressed to someone that is not present in the text.

Metonymy

In this, we refer to a word indirectly by using a different word. Metonymy literally translates into “change of name”.

Zeugma

This is used when we need to use only one word so that we can modify two other words.

Rhyme

Here, words that sound similar are repeated over and over again.

Enjambment

This is when we continue a sentence from one line and take it to the next in poems.

Repetition

Repeating, duh. We use the same word over and over again to emphasize it.

Meter

This is used to define the structure of a poem. More specifically, the structure of its lines.

Consonance/Assonance

The former is when we repeat consonants and the latter is when we repeat vowels in a text.

Euphony/Cacophony

This is when we combine words together. Or euphony we combine words that sound good together and for cacophony, it's the opposite.

Alliteration

This is also repetition but it's the repetition of sounds at the beginning of words.

Foil

Used for characterization. A foil is the type of character that contrasts with another one.

Parallelism

We use this to create a pattern. It's when similar words are put together.

Foreshadowing

You know this. This is when an event of the future is hinted at in the present.

Mood

This is the type of response the writer is able to get from their audience when writing college essay.

Diction

Choice of words. These are the types of words we choose to use to convey some sort of meaning.

Flashback

We know this too. It's when a past event interrupts the flow of the present.

So, here you have it…

Now, you know which literary devices are the ones that are most common and you even know their meanings. The next step is to figure out HOW to use them and for this, I have the best suggestion for you….

Why don’t you try an essay writing service?

For real, though.

If you REALLY need to figure this out then hear me. Contact a essay writing service and ask them to use like ten of these literary devices in a paper. This will help you a lot.

And you are wondering how. Well, the answer is rather simple.

How will this help me?

Well, I can give you a million examples but they won't teach you how to use these devices in an essay. I only understand stuff when I write my essay and use the stuff I have learned in it. So, you need to do the same.

But before that, you need to see how you can use these devices on paper.

This means that you get expert help.

Now what?

Once you get the help that you need, you will analyze your model paper and figure out how they use these literary devices. How do they place it in a sentence? What sounds natural and what doesn’t.

Well, an online essay writing service can be of help as they will present you with a MODEL paper. This paper will include all that you need and it will be written by a professional writer.

Things like that.

After that, you will become a pro and no one will be able to stop you. So, what are you waiting for?

 

 

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