What are literary devices?

Literary devices or literary techniques are specific structures that writers often use to add meaning or create more compelling stories for the reader. Some common examples are metaphor, alliteration, hyperbole, and imagery. These techniques can give the reader a greater understanding and meaning of the writers intent.
What are your favorite literary devices?

8 thoughts on “What are literary devices?”

    1. The difference is that a literary device makes more meaning while on the other hand, figurative language compares 2 things with interesting wording to make you want to read more.

  1. What’s the difference between literary devices and rhetoric devices? I’ve searched them up online, and many in the list of literary devices are also found under the list of rhetoric devices. D:

  2. Thanks! 😀
    I just have one question though. How do literary devices help the writer to express his or her ideas?

    Apart from that, thanks for giving such great explanations!

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