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What literary device is--

The Holy Trinity: me, myself and I

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 05:40
difference between theme and subject matter

pls can u help me with the difference between the theme of a poem and the subject matterof a poem

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:39
the theme has to do with the

the theme has to do with the sub titles that can be derived from the poem while the subject matter talks about the main thing or what or who the poem is referring to

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:26
what literal device is use here

"Well here it is - my chance to be a man. A boy wouldn't go off to earn eleven dollars a month and wear a uniform. Only a man. So I'm going to be a man and do what a man can do.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 19:12
difference

what is the difference between PARADISE . HEAVEN & GARDEN OF EDE

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 14:46
it's simple

If you know your Bible, you wouldn't ask this question.

Paradise: forever in glory, eternal wonder

Heaven: where God dwells; where the Christians will live after Jesus returns

Garden of Eden: the first home of Adam and Eve. in case you don't know, Adam was the first man, and Eve was the first woman. They live together in the garden of Eden until they disobeyed God, and brought sin into the entire human race. They were then banished from the garden never to return. God sent an angel to guard the entrance to the garden so that no one could ever enter it again.

please let me know if you received this. if you have any more biblical questions, i'd be glad to answer.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/23/2015 - 20:23
What Literary Device is used here if any?

“His eyes wandered up and down other girls’ legs, so he didn’t know how to drive straight home anymore. He liked to tell big jokes to make other people feel little.”

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 00:02
how to right a essay that doesnot sound like itsa being

i always loose marks when i need to write an essay because it sounds like im being repetitive

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 21:59
pls what literary device is

i am a bird with voice of dreams

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/16/2013 - 02:22
metaphor

metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 00:06
Love is beauty,beauty

Love is beauty,beauty truth.
What is the literary term here?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/16/2013 - 02:22
personification

personification

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:31
Plz help

The phrase "We are the choices we make" is an example of....

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 07:42
This sentence contains an example of what literary technique?

She delighted the king with her voice, which was as melodious as the song of a nightingale.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 21:28
an eulogy or panagyrism

an eulogy or panagyrism

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:50
simile

simile

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:37
literature

it is a simile

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:03
simile

simile

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 06:12
What is the name of the device...

...wher you repeat a word twice, then add a diferent word or phrase before going back to the first word..??

So, Romeo Romeo WAT Romeo

Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:28
literary devices

What examples of literary devices does Poe have in "The Cask of Amontillado"?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 12:29
What type of literary device is used in this comment?

"....a Massacre , like you're watching a church gathering" (a.k.a. mass occur)

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 19:12
Pun

Pun

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:46
Are there any literary devices in this passage?

"No," said Tuck calmly. "Not now. Your time's not now. But dying's part of the wheel, right there next to being born. You can't pick out the pieces you like and leave the rest. Being a part of the whole thing, that's the blessing. But it's passing us by, us Tucks. Living's heavy work, but off to one side, the way we are, and it's useless too. It don't make sense. If I knowed how to climb back on the wheel, I'd do it in a minute. You can't have living without dying. So you can't call it living, what we got. We just are, we just be, like rocks beside the road."

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:04
Literary devices?

what literary devices/element does "Call Me By My True Name" by Thich Nhat Hanh have ?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 09:53
Which literary technique is this?

What literary technique would the phrase "stomach-churning" be?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/26/2013 - 23:48
When a character's name

When a character's name reflects a specific quality or characteristic, or if the name tells the reader something important about the character, there is a literary term for that. What is is it ? It is not symbolism.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 21:56
allegory

allegory

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:46
what kind of literary device is this

All was murk and midnight mist

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 06:11
Alliteration evident by the

Alliteration evident by the repetition o m

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:50
imagery and allusion

what is the difference between imagery and allusion?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 05:38
imagery is when the author

imagery is when the author uses a lot of detail for the reader to actually picture it in their minds
allusion is when they use a lot of well known traits, person, event, or place

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 03:15
What is this?

What literary device does "a sea if white bears" use?Need to know ASAP please!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 03:09
DO YOU MEAN...

do you mean a sea OF white bears because if so it would be a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:27
Oral book reports

I was asked to include a literary term in my oral book report an I don't know what they mean by doing that. Do you think you can help me and answer me back quickly because I need to know right know. Please and thank you.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 03:51
Need to know right now...

You should probably ask your teacher then. Teachers love when their students come to them with questions and for you it would probably be the quickest way to get a response.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 01:27
Quote Device?

I have been stuck on this quote for a while...can't figure it out.
"The truth is the light and light is the truth."
This is from Invisible Man. Need response soon, thanks!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/04/2013 - 04:27
The device is...

Chiasmus

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 08:11
Godwin vincent

alliteration and metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 07:40
Literary devices

Does Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone exhibit any of the literary devices on this website?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 03:07
excuse me!!!

its harry potter and the PHILOSOPHER stone!! but yes it probably does

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:32
Harry Potter

In the US, it's sorcerer's. In the UK, it's philosophers.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:14
Literary devices?

what literary devices/element does "Blink your eyes" by Sekou Sundiata have ?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 02:17
Edgar Allan Poe

What literary devices does Poe use in The Black Cat and in The Tell-Tale Heart?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 01:29
Godwin vincent

Alliteration

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 07:32
literary devices

How do literary devices impact an authors writting and what effect does that have upon the reader

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 00:34
what literary device is this:

"a blackness to hurt your ears with listening"

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/10/2013 - 20:37
Godwin vincent

personification

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 07:27
What literary device is this

"he talked like a river, like a storm, words rushing through the old house with a force and life he could not stop"

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 00:07
Godwin vincent

similies

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 07:25
what literary device is this?

"But, on one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rosebush, covered, in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner as he went in, and to the condemned criminal as he came forth to his doom, in token that the deep heart of Nature could pity and be kind to him."

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 00:36

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