LITERARY ELEMENTS

Tyler A, Aakash T, Jordan J.

Personification

Definition: the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.



Example: a talking chair.

Motivation

Definition: A certain way a character behaves because of certain events.


Example: Harry Potter decides to fight against evil for the future of the world.

Oxymoron

Definition: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.


Example: stupidly awesome.

Meter

Definition: Stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry.


Example: the little clown was sad because he was not very bright.

Onomatopoeia

the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named.



Example: BOOM.

Motif

Definition: a recurring subject or theme.


Example: In the giver the dystopian theme is recurring.


Mood

Definition: the atmosphere in which the setting is.



Example: A foggy morning that is silent is zombie weather.

Paradox

Definition: a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory.


Example: A rich man is no richer than a poor man.