Hyperbole | Literary Devices

via Daily Prompt: Hyperbole

Today’s daily prompt is an example of a literary device, so I thought that I might list a few literary devices that perhaps you can try to integrate into your writing!

  • Allegory
  • Alliteration
  • Anagram
  • Antithesis
  • Bildungsroman
  • Cacophony
  • Circumlocution
  • Deus ex Machina – (This one is often criticized, but it’s a cool one to look into!)
  • Doppelganger
  • Epilogue
  • Euphemism
  • Flashback
  • Foreshadowing
  • Hubris
  • Hyperbaton
  • Hyperbole
  • Internal Rhyme
  • Irony
  • Juxtaposition
  • Kennings
  • Litotes
  • Malapropism
  • Metaphor
  • Motif
  • Negative capability
  • Nemesis
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Oxymoron
  • Paradox
  • Periodic structure
  • Point of view
  • Prologue
  • Puns
  • Rhyme scheme
  • Rhyme & rhyme
  • Satire
  • Simile
  • Stanza
  • Symbol
  • Tone
  • Tragedy
  • Understatement
  • Verse

For even more literary devices and for information on each of the above, visit: http://literary-devices.com/frontpage!

What’s your favorite literary device to use?

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