Examples of words in literature

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ALLITERATION
Alliteration is meant to be attention-grabbing, and is good for the memory. This is why you may have heard a lot of advertisements that have slogans that use alliteration.
You'llnever put a better bit of butter on your knife.
CHARACTERIZATION
Characterization is the process by the writer reveals the personality of acharacter.
Example: “the tall boy and pretty girl waswaiting for his parents”
Explanation: The author explains the characterization of the children and the public knows the description. The boy is “tall” and the girl is “pretty”.
CONNOTATION / DENOTATIONThe denotation is a representation of a cartoon heart. The connotation is a symbol of love and affection, not in the way of a rose, but a symbol of true love.
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE.
Metaphor : Theplanting of seed in the garden, in springtime is like making love.
Simile : Like ghost of sleigh bells.
Symbol : Water often deals with an emotional state.
FLASHBACK
An early example of analepsisis in the Ramayana and Mahabharata, where the main story is narrated through a frame story set in a later story.

IMAGERY
“On a starry winter night in PortugalWhere the ocean kissed the southernshoreThere a dream I never thought would come to passCame and went like time spent through an hourglass”-Teena Marie, “Portuguese Love”

INFERENCE
All men are mortal

IRONY
“Ironically, SirArthur Sullivan is remembered for the comic operas he found embarrassing, rather than the serious works he hoped would be his legacy.”
METAPHOR
"to grasp a concept"
"to gather what you'veunderstood"
Use physical action as a metaphor for understanding.
MOOD
• be that as it may
• blessed be !
• far be it from me
• if it please the court
• if need be
• truth be told
• God bless[you | her | him | them | us every one]
• come what may
• [God | Heaven] forbid !
• perish the thought
• God save [the alpacas | the Queen | the King | our merry band]
• suffice it to say...
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