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Literary Terms

Postby Agnes » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:40 pm

Literary Terms
http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/index.html

What is diction? Consonance? Spoonerism? You will find definitions for these terms plus aphorism, doppelganger, flashback, internal rhyme, tragedy--and many more.

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Re: Literary Terms

Postby Jabberwhacky » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:08 pm

All delightful links, very useful and handy. BUT, as I might have explained earlier, what I had in mind was a little tougher and required more effort - and that was to sift through this vast sien of info and pick exactly one could use here....apply it, so to say.

For example we could start a new post on General Discussion : Ekphrasis and Synecdoche - ask the members to seek out an example of a certain term every day or couple of days or even a week. It could be from a hitherto unposted piece, or a freshly written strophe associated with that term....as long as it can be found here as an original or part of an original work.

That way :)

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Re: Literary Terms

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Re: Literary Terms

Postby Earlsombrero » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:27 am

A great resource to spice your writings with

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Re: Literary Terms

Postby riverwriter » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:55 pm

As a teacher, editor and critic of writing, and as a writer, I have found that a knowledge of literary devices and terms was useful (just as a knowledge of rhetorical devices is useful) for the reader of poetry and the writer as well, because it could enrich the reading and writing; however, I have also found that a conscious attempt to use these same devices was rare indeed. It was not until the writer has them in the blood, so to speak, that they can show up in the work without a certain obviousness.

Sometimes, the knowledge of such devices can help to solve a revision problem where a passage is shallow or too complex. Such knowledge can also make the writer more aware of the necessity to make the work richer, and to give the writer some idea of the scope of what the writing process can be. In both these cases, the knowledge is incidental to writing, rather than intrinsic.

What do you think?


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