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What Literary Device is This?

“…Sinita kept on stepping forward and didn’t stop until she was right in front of Trujillo’s chair. Slowly, she raised her bow and took aim.”

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/05/2016 - 06:19
What technique is this?

Someone says he is not going to say something, but in saying that he will not say it, he in fact says it.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:52
what literary device is use in this quote?

" Life is a timelessness in which we float"

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 04:25
What literary device is this?

Hence will I to my ghostly friar's close cell, His help to crave and my dear hap to tell.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 02:30
what literay devices are in this?

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit" it is from shakespeares Twelfth Night.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:12
Sherlock Holmes Struggles

Which literacy device would work for the following?

1.) "Pray to take a seat."
2.) "You put me off, do you?"

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:03
what type of literary devices are in the following

Of course they soon came down after him, hooting and hallooing,and hunting

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:04
Which literary term is used

Which literary term is used in this reading passage?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:49
what 2 literacy devices does

what 2 literacy devices does ''I spent the last afternoon of Before constructing a 1/10,000-scale replica of the Empire State Building from boxes of adult diapers" have?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 01:07
What type of device is this?

There is a beast in my gut, I can hear it scraping away at the inside of my ribs.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/10/2016 - 23:45
Proverb

Proverb

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:50
Help

What literary device is this?
"I put my heart into your hands"

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/07/2016 - 00:54
fatiladan

is synecdoche

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/14/2016 - 20:33
Is This Song A literary Device?

I was wondering if the song: (keep my hands to myself) By Selena Gomez had 3 Literary Devices in it?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 01:40
humble belongings?

humble belongings?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 04:46
What literary device is this

What literary device is this

Windows of opportunity

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 07:14
What literary device is this?

"But I was a man, and all I had risked was a bruised ego. Bruises healed, relationship did not."

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/23/2015 - 02:25
Personification, Hyperbole, Simile

Personification Hyperbole And Simile

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/22/2015 - 12:20
HELP

what literary device is used in "In the blink of an eye everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You never know when you may not have that chance again" ??????

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 00:24
Literature

Hyperbole An Prsonification Respectively

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/30/2016 - 21:48
Gradually, as the ship drew

Gradually, as the ship drew into the lazier waters of the dock, she became to prey to sinister fears and memorize.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 02:12
Gradually, as the ship drew

Personification

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 22:45
what type of literary devices are included in this?

The stars will cry
The blackest tears tonight
And this is the moment that I live for
I can smell the ocean air
And here I am
Pouring my heart onto these rooftops
Just a ghost to the world
That's exactly
Exactly what I need

[Chorus]
From up here the city lights burn
Like a thousand miles of fire
And I'm here to sing this anthem
Of our dying day

For a second I wish the tide
Would swallow every inch of this city
As you gasp for air tonight
I'd scream this song right in your face
If you were here
I swear I won't miss a beat
Cause I never
Never have before

[Chorus: x3]

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 02:09
literature

d first paragraphs uses personification cox an inanimate object is being giving the quality of an animate

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/14/2016 - 20:46
Figurative language

What kind of figurative language is I may not and I cannot go home; and imight not, could not, would not, and should not go home

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 02:42
allusion

allusion

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 05:13
help me please

what type of literary device is tired, I seen the bright get duller, where blood comes from, don't matter if your black or white or if you have anymore literary device's for the song ;black or white; by Michael Jackson

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/29/2015 - 06:07
When you compare 2 words for example :

we realise the importance of light when we see darkness

What literary device is that ?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 18:17
literary device

it is synesthesia cox it is the representation of ideas of two different kinds.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/14/2016 - 20:41
what lterary device is used to compare distance and time

what lterary device is used to compare distance and time

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/24/2015 - 02:31
what SD is this one

clouda so sombre, and rain so penetrating

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/21/2015 - 19:06
Frame analysis of literary works

How to use frame analysis for analyzing the literary text? Is there any book about it?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:41
help

what kind of retorical figure would this fall under: they came with teeth like panthers.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/17/2015 - 03:16
Simile

simply as simile because of the word "like"

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/22/2015 - 12:40
What would the quote from

What would the quote from Rainer Maria Rilke, "see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart" be is that personification

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/17/2015 - 01:04
Is this an Alliteration?? HELPP

And you just know he knows he knows

If it's not then what literary device it is??

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/15/2015 - 00:02
The literary device here is repetition

The literary device here is repetition because he knows repeats itself

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 07:05
what literary device iused here?

Oh God, when will I propound my own theory?

Pleese, what literary device is this?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/12/2015 - 16:56
What is the literary device?

Now there was a sharp pain of remembering him.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/12/2015 - 03:24
characterization

what is the characterization for the book thanksgiving treat

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/12/2015 - 00:28
why we use antithesis

why we use antithesis

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/10/2015 - 14:57
metaphors

Is this a metaphor or simile
Love you like a brother
Treat you like a friend
Respect you like a lover

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/10/2015 - 02:53
simile

simile

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/29/2015 - 17:41
it is a simile. similes use

it is a simile.
similes use 'like' or 'as'.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 08:49
What literary device is used

What literary device is used in "cool cooler?"

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/03/2015 - 16:55
WHAT'S THE NAME OF THE LITERARY DEVICE USED IN THIS LINE? ->

"Have clapped my hands at him..."
Where him refers to a bird.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 01:46
Locket, and other locket-like device examples

What would you say the most famous, widely recognizable, examples of lockets used in story as an element of mystery, to lead to the conclusion of the story?
- Children recognized;
- Adult recognized;
Lockets, rings, or other object.
-Thank you.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/27/2015 - 17:17
More that two point of views in one story

My student asked me this question, if there is a literary term for having partial omniscient point of view and partially limited point of views. For example , in the protagonist i will have an omniscient p.o.v. knowing his thoughts etc, but for the antagonist I will only have third limited, I will not know his thoughts. And so on for other characters. Some I will know their thoughts, and some I wont. So is there a literary term for that ? She said she heard of this term before, but forgot what it is called. Can anyone help me? Thank you in advance...

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 19:08
The natures of literature

What is literature is language, aesthetic, fictional, true, and affective . thank you

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/19/2015 - 14:49
Please Help!!What Literary Device

Made my skin feel more like skin

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/19/2015 - 01:46

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