Stylistic devices

Bob Read
Mind Map by Bob Read, updated more than 1 year ago
Bob Read
Created by Bob Read almost 6 years ago


- a mind map with some of the main stylistic devices & examples

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Stylistic devices


  1. Similes
    1. as cold as ice
      1. Between my finger and thumb The squat pen rests, snug as a gun.
      2. Metaphors
        1. All the world's a stage.
          1. Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life
          2. Parallelism
            1. And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can for you - ask what you can do for your country
            2. Irony
              1. I see you've dressed up for the occasion!
                1. Great friends, they turned out to be!
                2. Alliteration


                  • The waves washed wistfully over the shingle. Paypal The rifles rapid rattled.
                  1. The waves washed wistfully over the shingle.
                    1. the rifles rapid rattle
                    2. Personification


                      • The trees shrieked angrily and lashed the air. Walls have ears. Death stalked the battlefield. The car coughed and spluttered.
                      1. Oxymoron
                        1. a living death
                          1. a gentle tyrant
                          2. Hyperbole
                            1. It can take years to drive out of the city on match days!
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