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Which literary device is

Which literary device is being used:

There ain't no shame or blame in your game.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:06
literary Devises vs literary terms

is there any difference between literary Devises and literary terms? If there is then what is it and when do we use each of them ???

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 22:55
What literary term might this be?

Traveler, there is no road; you make your own path as you walk.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/23/2016 - 17:31
literary devices

what are the literary devices in the song maggie may by rod Stewart

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/17/2016 - 19:46
It it Irony?

In the previous remark the hero was unjustly and seriously denied of his lack of seriousness.
He reacts on the remark as if he wants to agree on this statement.

He says: Well, well, my friend, I must get on as best as I can in my flippant Roman way.

Is his saying ironic?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/17/2016 - 17:48
literary device

what is the literary device used in 'Eat something without feeling bad'?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/16/2016 - 04:05
M O T H E R

What is the literary device called when you take a word and add adjectives to it?

for example:
M - MAGNIFICIENT
O - OUTSTANDING
T - THOUGHTFUL
H - HELPFUL
E - EAGER
R - RADIENT

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 17:34
Acronym?

Acronym?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 04:26
adding adjectives to words

this is called an Acrostic poem

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/05/2016 - 18:59
Read this excerpt from the

Read this excerpt from the grapes of wrath:

There is a crime here that goes beyond denunciation.
There is a sorrow here that weeping cannot symbolize
There is a failure here that topples all of our success

Which literacy device is best shown in this passage
A. Simile
B. Intercalary
C. Imagery
D. Parallelism

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:22
imaery cause its setting out

imaery cause its setting out the image

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:15
Sounds like...

What are these an example of?

Hoof hearted
Soul doubt
Sofa King cool
we todd did

been looking forever, never got an answer.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 17:07
English

can someone help find a litery device in this quote?

“Lily, I like you better than any girl I’ve ever known, but you have to understand, there are people who would kill boys like me for even looking at girls like you.”

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/26/2016 - 04:51
which literary device is on

which literary device is on the flip side of the coin

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/25/2016 - 23:19
oral on 1984

could someone help me and find some literary devices used in the passage i have to comment on:
More dimly he thought of Julia. Somewhere or other
she was suffering perhaps far worse than he. She might be
screaming with pain at this moment. He thought: ‘If I could
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save Julia by doubling my own pain, would I do it? Yes, I
would.’ But that was merely an intellectual decision, taken
because he knew that he ought to take it. He did not feel it.
In this place you could not feel anything, except pain and
foreknowledge of pain. Besides, was it possible, when you
were actually suffering it, to wish for any reason that your
own pain should increase? But that question was not answerable
yet.
The boots were approaching again. The door opened.
O’Brien came in.
Winston started to his feet. The shock of the sight had
driven all caution out of him. For the first time in many
years he forgot the presence of the telescreen.
‘They’ve got you too!’ he cried.
‘They got me a long time ago,’ said O’Brien with a mild,
almost regretful irony. He stepped aside. From behind him
there emerged a broad-chested guard with a long black
truncheon in his hand.
‘You know this, Winston,’ said O’Brien. ‘Don’t deceive
yourself. You did know it—you have always known it.’
Yes, he saw now, he had always known it. But there was no
time to think of that. All he had eyes for was the truncheon
in the guard’s hand. It might fall anywhere; on the crown,
on the tip of the ear, on the upper arm, on the elbow——
The elbow! He had slumped to his knees, almost paralysed,
clasping the stricken elbow with his other hand.
Everything had exploded into yellow light. Inconceivable,
inconceivable that one blow could cause such pain! The
light cleared and he could see the other two looking down
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at him. The guard was laughing at his contortions. One
question at any rate was answered. Never, for any reason
on earth, could you wish for an increase of pain. Of pain
you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing
in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain
there are no heroes, no heroes, he thought over and over as
he writhed on the floor, clutching uselessly at his disabled
left arm.
thank you!

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/12/2016 - 17:40
What is a literary technique for scary word

please answer :)

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/12/2016 - 05:36
what is Eponym?

What is Eponym?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/19/2016 - 20:03
hippo synonym

hippo synonym

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/01/2016 - 18:28
Literary devices in To whom it may concern

Which literary devices are used in this poem? Help please!

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/16/2016 - 00:21
What technique is this?

"Yet, perchance, if you should journey down the very track you went, in a month or two at furthest you would wonder what it meant"

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/14/2016 - 02:07
What is the literary device

This new freedom that women can enjoy is indeed a progressive step in a retrogressive world.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 22:12
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
Simile

Find more by asking your teacher if ever you have one

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/12/2016 - 20:05
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

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