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16 February 2017 @ 09:17 pm
[Get Your Words Out] 2017 Bingo Card: Literary Devices  
[community profile] getyourwordsout Literary Devices Bingo Card (due Dec 15 2017)
the work should either utilize the literary device or be inspired by that device.
Entries must be at least 500 words (prose) or 10 lines (songs and poetry)

Alliteration Foreshadowing Satire Epilogue
Analogy Anthropomorphism Metaphor Deus ex Machina
Hyperbole Tragedy Synesthesia Portmanteau
Irony Puns Inversion Verse

Definitions (left to right top to bottom)
First Row:
Alliteration: Alliteration is a literary device where words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group.
Foreshadowing: The literary device foreshadowing refers to the use of indicative words/phrases and hints that set the stage for a story to unfold and give the reader a hint of something that is going to happen without revealing the story or spoiling the suspense.
Satire: The use of satire in literature refers to the practice of making fun of a human weakness or character flaw. The use of satire is often inclusive of a need or decision of correcting or bettering the character that is on the receiving end of the satire.
Epilogue: The epilogue is an important literary tool that acts as the afterword once the last chapter is over. The purpose of an epilogue is to add a little insight to some interesting developments that happen once the major plot is over.
Second row:
Analogy: An analogy is a literary device that helps to establish a relationship based on similarities between two concepts or ideas.
Anthropomorphism: Anthropomorphism can be understood to be the act of lending a human quality, emotion or ambition to a non-human object or being.
Metaphor: A metaphor refers to a meaning or identity ascribed to one subject by way of another. In a metaphor, one subject is implied to be another so as to draw a comparison between their similarities and shared traits.
Deus ex Machina: It refers to the incidence where an implausible concept or character is brought into the story in order to make the conflict in the story resolve and to bring about a pleasing solution.
Third row:
Hyperbole: A hyperbole is a literary device wherein the author uses specific words and phrases that exaggerate and overemphasize the basic crux of the statement in order to produce a grander, more noticeable effect.
Tragedy: In literature, the concept of tragedy refers to a series of unfortunate events by which one or more of the literary characters in the story undergo several misfortunes, which finally culminate into a disaster of ‘epic proportions’. Tragedy is generally built up in 5 stages: a) happy times b) the introduction of a problem c) the problem worsens to a crisis/ dilemma d) the characters are unable to prevent the problem from taking over e) the problem results in some catastrophic, grave ending, which is the tragedy culminated.
Synaesthesia: In literature it refers to the depiction of a strong connection, link or bond between the different senses. Synesthesia is the conflation of the senses.
Portmanteau: In literature, this device refers to the practice of joining together two or more words in order to create an entirely new word. This is often done in order to create a name or word for something by combining the individual characteristics of 2 or more other words.
Fourth Row:
Irony: The use of irony in literature refers to playing around with words such that the meaning implied by a sentence/word is actually different from the literal meaning derived. Often, irony is used to suggest the stark contrast of the literal meaning being put forth. The deeper, real layer of significance is revealed not by the words themselves but the situation and the context in which they are placed.
Puns: Puns are a very popular literary device wherein a word is used in a manner to suggest two or more possible meanings. This is generally done to the effect of creating humor or irony or wryness.
Inversion: The term ‘inversion’ refers to the practice of changing the conventional placement of words.
Verse: The literary term ‘verse’ is used to refer to any single, lone line of a poetry composition.





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