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.

23 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!

      • Mirza Ahmed
        February 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm

        Hey Kat, of its possible could you please send me that document?

        I appreciate all the hard work you’ve put into this site. The fact that you’ve defined terms and explain its usages is fantastic.

      • February 15, 2016 at 6:59 am

        Me too!

      • chokey
        February 21, 2016 at 10:08 am

        I’m a student and also a teacher, and I’m in a dire need of one copy as well. for your time and effort, huge thanks in advance!

      • Lily Huang
        February 28, 2016 at 8:46 pm

        Can I have one as well? Thanl you.

      • hamza
        March 9, 2017 at 1:12 pm

        could I have a copy of a compilation of the definitions too please
        Thank you for all your efforts

      • Fred
        March 14, 2017 at 1:41 am

        I would like to see your list of concise definitions. Thank you, Fred

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

    Good and useful information

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

    It’s Useful. Thank you.

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

    It was really useful.thank you so much for ur information.all of them were explained really undrestandable.

  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?

  10. Elisha
    February 20, 2016 at 2:21 pm

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  11. Stephen Daniel Davis
    February 26, 2016 at 11:11 am

    My name is Stephen Daniel Davis from Nathan E. Gibson Memorial Academy. I love this Literary Terms very well. It is really very important that I discovered this webpage, thanks and appreciation to the CEO/Founders of this webpage.

    • Daniel Newton
      February 28, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      Your clearly not called Stephen Daniel Davis, that’s an English sounding surname and quite frankly your English is appalling. Don’t lie.

      • Defender of the Weak
        March 9, 2017 at 1:42 am

        You’re mistaken there, Daniel Newton the hypocrite. You utilized the word “your” at the beginning of your comment rather than “you’re”. In addition, your punctuation is appalling. That should have been either a period or semicolon after “Davis”. Also, commas to close off “quite frankly” would have been much neater.

  12. March 12, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Good job. Kudos.

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