Questions and Answers

Here you can ask general questions related to literary devices and site visitors can try and help answer them. If you have a question about a specific literary device please use the list on the left and ask your question in the comments section for that literary device.

18 thoughts on “Questions and Answers”

  1. “The wind sang softly to the trees at dusk. We knew we had to get home.” What figurative term is being used here? *

  2. What is it called when a title of a piece is not really what the piece is about, or contradicts the message of the piece? You see this in satire and parody. Here’ s an off the top of my head example. Title: How To Build a Better Mousetrap. And the article is about how you can’t really build a better mousetrap. Is this a literary device?
    Thanks for this website, I just discovered it.

  3. If a text has a problem and they provide a solution then they support their solution with solution that have worked in the past, what literary device would this be. Would it be flashback or allusion, or something entirely different.

    1. Hmmm. I think the “dominant literary device” might be at the beginning in the reference to her movement. But I can’t think of the name of the device.

    1. An idiom is a common expression that native speakers of a language use where the words may not tell you the actual meaning. For example “I’m all ears”, does not mean you a made up ears but means you are listening. Or if you say “He quit cold turkey”, it means the person a stopped a habit abruptly not that he no longer eats turkey cold.

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