Literary Devices and Terms

Literary Devices refers to the typical structures used by writers in their works to convey his or her messages in a simple manner to the readers.  When employed properly, the different literary devices help readers to appreciate, interpret and analyze a literary work. Below is a list of literary devices with detailed definition and examples.

12 comments for “Literary Devices and Terms

  1. Samuel Vega
    October 28, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Literary devices are what structures authors or writers to convey a message in an article. They will do this by using certain words or phrases in the article.

  2. lakisha curry
    November 4, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    What literary devices are use in The Singer to World Poverty?!

    • susanie white
      November 30, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      i think mostly metaphor and hyperbole

  3. grover jacobs
    November 12, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Are there concise definitions of all these literary terms compiled in one document?

    • Kat
      December 17, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      I’m working on one now to study for AP Lang if you want me to send it to you whenever I’m finished

      • Barbara
        January 12, 2016 at 5:44 am

        I would appreciate one as well!

  4. sandeep
    November 25, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Good and useful information

  5. Renuka
    December 7, 2015 at 5:13 am

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  6. Aram
    December 26, 2015 at 5:34 am

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  7. rafia
    January 5, 2016 at 11:00 am

    this site and all information of literary terms definitions and their explanations are very good and helpful very much for students and teachers also. thanks

  8. Hirunee Avishka Exo-L
    January 11, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    This is so useful and seems to be one of the richest sources in the internet. Anyone who is willing to go on with lit probably should visit this page. Thank you a lot for this!

  9. 116
    January 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Literary devices in Great Gatsby?

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