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What type of literary device is this

" history has forever scratched its head on this"

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/30/2018 - 03:29
Language feature

What kind of language feature is 'Rain fell suddenly on the island in a never-ending waterfall'?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/18/2018 - 13:57
"the death knock at her door

"the death knock at her door and pass by" what is the figure of speech

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/07/2018 - 02:03
value

Example Of Ode

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:39
MY grades scream for attention

what literary device is this

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:19
I don't know if you still

I don't know if you still need help, but the phrase, "My grades scream for attention." is personification. It's taking an inanimate object(grades in this case) and giving it the ability/characteristic of an animate object(screaming, which is something that grades aren't able to do).

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/27/2018 - 01:03
She looked like she hadnt

She looked like she hadnt eaten in two years--- literary element??

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/06/2018 - 06:18
Smile to be specific

Smile

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/07/2018 - 02:13
English

" progressive step in a retrogressive world" what literary device is this?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/12/2018 - 20:09
Rhyme Scheme - A Poetic Device

Is rhyme scheme a poetic device? Why? Why not?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:42
literary technique that misrepresents or "deceive"

Can anyone give me an example of a literary technique that misrepresent or "deceive" ?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:57
John Steinbeck's speech

"I am impelled not to squeak like a mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride."

~Would this be an idiom?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/28/2018 - 01:47
Literally device

"oh God! when am I going to propound my own theory?"
What literally device is this?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/27/2018 - 18:27
What literacy device is never

What literacy device is never er stop dreaming

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/19/2018 - 16:59
What literary device is used?

We rode the waves as the day went on

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/18/2018 - 03:04
What literary device is this

What literary device is this poem "On the Mountain; Question and Answer"

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/15/2018 - 06:23
How do you annotate imagery

How do you annotate imagery in a note?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/31/2018 - 09:41
What literary device is this?

The garden had and almost calming atmosphere and it felt like a monk's monastery.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/14/2018 - 04:50
ez

analogy/Juxtaposition, metaphor, alliteration

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/31/2018 - 02:44
Simile

Simile

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/26/2018 - 15:28
What type figure of speech is this?

“I first met my wife.....”

Now obviously she wasn’t your wife when you first met her, so what is this referred to?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/07/2018 - 20:18
hmmmmmm

flashback

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/31/2018 - 02:45
the figure of speech is APOSIOPESIS Because it is involve such

it is good because it involve some people with enough knoweldge

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 05/12/2018 - 21:58
what is the literary device of breeze

please help

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 05/06/2018 - 19:27
Question

What's the literary elements for this quote :
"The air suddenly felt very thin."

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/30/2018 - 00:42
The air suddenly felt very thin

is most likely to be personification.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 05/06/2018 - 14:48
Literary Devices in this sentence please?

What literary devices are used in this quote..."love doesn't discriminate between the sinners and the saints it takes and it takes and we keep loving anyway..."

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:40
Probably Personification

Probably Personification

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:37
Referring to a character as an initial with an emdash

Why do some authors refer to a character only by an initial followed by an em-dash?

For example, in The Count of Monte Cristo, one person is called “Countess G—-“

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/23/2018 - 04:04
Romeo and Juliet quotes, what techinques are used?

“ If that thy bent of love be honourable, thy purpose marriage, send me word to-morrow, by one that I’ll procure to come to thee, where and what time thou wilt perform the rite, And all my fortunes at thy foot I’ll lay, And follow thee my lord throughout the world. “And I will do it without fear or doubt, To live an unstained wife to my sweet love.” These two quotes
“O happy dagger! Here is thy sheathe, here rust and let me die.”
“Hang thee, young baggage! I tell thee what- get thee to church a Thursday. Or never after look at me in the face. Speak not, reply not, do not answer me! My fingers itch.”

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/22/2018 - 17:28
What literary device is this?

'Cause I've been looking at the sky to show me where I went wrong
Been looking at the sky like someone was looking down
But it keeps raining on me

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 02:04
What literary device is it

What literary device is it when someone cuts the other person talking off
example
"Well, I think that's overstating it somewhat. The thing with PANDAS is-"
"Isn't it true that this so-called PANDAS isn't even a real diagnosis?"

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/30/2018 - 02:02
isn't that interrupted

isn't that interrupted dialogue

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/22/2018 - 06:47
Caesura in poetry and prose.

Caesura in poetry and prose. However in spoken language just as your example is, its usually just called: "interruption".

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:34
What literary device is this?

Beyond the light of the fire everything was swallowed up in the blackness of darkness.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/27/2018 - 15:25
What literary device is this??

praying that this war will end soon and you can come home to us.

please help

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:31
Effect

And a good south wind sprung up from behind

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/20/2018 - 04:18
Literary device

What literary device is the sun a sheet of gold

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 19:37
metaphor

metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:34
metaphor

metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/14/2018 - 20:16
placeless place"

what literary
device is this

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/04/2018 - 03:07
Answer

This is an example of alliteration

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/14/2018 - 02:48
This is a example of how to

This is a example of how to fuck a bitch ->=( hhhhhh

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 20:44
literary device

Please I want to know the literary term for "teenage. Pregnancy as waged the number of death acquired "

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:56
English

What literary device is this quote using “the only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing”~ Socrates

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/23/2018 - 04:02
What literary device is: You

What literary device is: You close your eyes to look around
-Kendrick Lamar

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 03:21
what kind of literary device

what kind of literary device is "I walked, I ran, I jumped, I flew"

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 04:32
literature

it is climax

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/04/2018 - 21:25
alliteration

alliteration

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/05/2018 - 21:52
No

This isn't alliteration.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:35

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