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Literary Devices refers to the typical structures used by writers in their works to convey his or her messages in a simple manner to the readers. When employed properly, the different literary devices help readers to appreciate, interpret and analyze a literary work. Below is a list of literary devices with detailed definition and examples.

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rows · Literary Terms: A Dictionary. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ISBN . Literary terms refer to the technique, style, and formatting used by writers and speakers to masterfully emphasize, embellish, or strengthen their compositions. Literary terms can refer to playful techniques employed by comedians to make us laugh or witty tricks wordsmiths use to coin new words or phrases.

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Definition of literature for Students 1: written works considered as having high quality and ideas of lasting and widespread interest 2: written material I read some travel literature before my vacation. Perhaps the most widely misunderstood term on this list, irony has a broad range of meanings and applications. Its primary definition is “the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning,” sometimes called verbal irony.