English Literary Devices Vocabulary (metaphor, simile, etc)

Metaphor
Involving an implied (HINTED at) comparison between two unlike things
Metaphor

Suspense
Any device use by an author to maintain a reader’s interest
Suspense

Dramatic Irony
The audience knows something that the characters do not

Developing character
A character who changes throughout the story
Developing character

Flat character
A character with only one or two characteristics
Flat character

Round character
A character who has great depth
Round character

IMAGEry
Concrete words that provide vividness (seems REAL; get a PICTURE in mind) in literature
IMAGEry

PERSONification
Non-alive things that have the characteristics of a living thing
PERSONification

Pun
a play on words (pun fun)
Pun

SIMILe
A figure of speech involving a direct comparison (SIMILAR; using words “like” or “as”);
SIMILe

Symbol
A person, place, event, or object that has a meaning in itself but suggests other meanings as well
Symbol

hyperbole
A figure of speech that involves great exaggeration
hyperbole