Literary Elements

By Sruthi, Kathryn, and Ashley

Consonance

Consonance the repetition of sounds, and the repetition of the final consonant sounds of accented syllables or important words- like a rhyme.


Examples:

  • Grandpa told the tale of pale Dale.
  • The rain beat down against the window pane.
  • The cat jumped on my mother's back.



Dialogue

Dialogue is a conversation between two characters in a narrative or story. Or

verbal exchange between two or more.


Examples:


  • "How are you", I asked my mom.


"I'm fine, thank you", she replied.



  • "Can you pick me up after school", she desperately asked.


"No, I'm going to be at work", she answered.



Denotation

Denotation is the literal meaning of a word or the "dictionary definition"


Examples:


  • Ice- (noun) Water is that is in frozen form
  • Heat- (noun) the degree of hotness; temperature




Dialect

Dialect is a socially distinct variety of a language that differs in phonology, grammar, vocabulary, or pronunciation


Examples:

  • South U.S- Y’all North U.S- You guys
  • U.K. - i fancy romance movies U.S.- i like romance movies



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Characterization

Characterization is the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character


Examples:

  • The patient boy and the quiet girl were both well mannered and did not disobey their mother.
  • Bob was very clumsy and ran into big objects



Conflict

Conflict is a struggle between opposing forces in a story or play, usually resolved by the end of the work.


Examples:

  • Man vs. Man- A friend telling you that you could never accomplish anything
  • Man vs. Self- You being too scared to accomplish something
  • It’s raining outside but i wanted to go jet skiing



Connotation

Connotation is the feeling or association that a word or phrase evokes in addition to its literal meaning.

Examples:


  • Idiot or Jerk referring to someone brings a negative feeling
  • Pal or Buddy brings a positive feeling