The Namesake Literary Devices Essays and Term Papers

  • Literary Criticism of The Namesake

    Gogol's Namesake: Identity and Relationships in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake Author: Judith Caesar Allusions to Nikolai V. Gogol and his short story "The Overcoat" permeate Jhumpa Lahiri's novel The Namesake, beginning with Gogol's being the name the protagonist is called through most of the...

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  • Literary Devices

    Literary Devices Allusion - An allusion is a figure of speech that makes a reference to, or representation of, people, places, events, literary work, myths, or works of art, either directly or by implication. Allegory - Allegory is a device used to present an idea, principle or meaning, which can...

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  • Literary Devices

    Literary Device #4 Foreshadowing: Foreshadowing is a form of literary device is a piece of writing that ultimately tells of parts of the story or plot before it actually happens. Sometimes however, foreshadowing can give hints to a part in a story and make the reader assume what is going to happen...

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  • Literary Devices

    Literary Devices A literary device is any tool used in literature to help the reader understand the story and its character(s).There are two types of literary devices used by authors, literary elements and literary techniques.Literary techniques are specific to each author. Authors choose which of...

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  • Literary Devices

    Literary Device Notes Alliteration Repeating the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. Allusion A figure of speech that makes a reference to, or representation of, people, places, events, literary work, myths, or works of art, either directly or by implication...

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    Literary Devices Alliteration: The repetition of the initial consonant sound in a series o words. It adds rhythm/emphasizes emotion. Example: The menacing moonlight created mystery Allusion: References to events or characters from history, myth, religion, literature, pop culture etc. Assonance:...

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    "tittle-tattle," "bag and baggage," "bed and board," "primrose path," and "through thick and thin" and in sayings like "look before you leap."       Some literary critics call the repetition of any sounds alliteration. However, there are specialized terms for other sound-repetitions.Consonance repeats consonants...

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  • Literary Devices

    Literary, Rhetorical, and Poetic Devices Allegory -A representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form and can often be an extended metaphor for a specific historical or political event. i.e. George Orwell’s animal farm is...

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  • Literary Devices

    Literary Devices Device Alliteration: the repetition of the initial consonant sound in a sequence of two or more nearby words Allusion: A reference to a well-known person, place or event from literature, history, religion, culture or other body of knowledge Contrast: the placement or juxtaposition of...

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  • Literary Devices

    1. Alliteration Alliteration is a literary device in which two or more consecutive words, or words that are nearby in the same sentence, start with the same letter. It is often used in poetry, literature, slogans, and other propaganda because it is usually impressive and memorable. For example, Peter...

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  • Literary devices

    1. “He is a fat as a pig “ is an example of ________________________ 2. “The sun is smiling down on you” is an example of ________________________ 3. Using a the color blue to represent sadness is an example of ________________________ 4. “A broken heart” is an example of ________________________ ...

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  • Literary Devices

    Literacy Devices • Allegory - a symbolic representation i.e. The blindfolded figure with scales is an allegory of justice. • Alliteration - the repetition of the initial consonant. There should be at least two repetitions in a row. i.e. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. • Allusion –...

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  • Literary Devices

    LITERARY DEVICES AND TECHNIQUES A Literary Device is a technique that shapes narrative to produce an effect on the reader Finales A Cliff-hanger is an abrupt ending that leaves the plot incomplete, without end. It often leaves characters in an unstable or difficult situation which hint at the possibility...

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  • Literary Analysis-The Namesake

    Literary Analysis-The Namesake The important theme of naming and identity is introduced at the very beginning, when Ashima calls out for her husband. She does not use his name when she calls for him, since "it's not the type of thing Bengali wives do" (Lahiri, J. p. 2). Their husbands' names are considered...

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    Literary Devices * Irony: Definition: The use of irony in literature refers to playing around with words such that the meaning implied by a sentence/word is actually different from the literal meaning derived. Often, irony is used to suggest the stark contrast of the literal meaning being put forth...

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  • Literary Devices

    Understanding Devices Music In the Whale Rider the music contributed to the whole movie making everything flow and gives the appropriate mood at certain scenes, if you were to watch the film with no background music the mood and emotional meaning...

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  • Literary device

    Cicero once said “the greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.” This quote means that when one is trying to achieve something and is faced with many difficult tasks and decisions along the way, it makes the journey worth it in the end. I agree with this quote because when you overcome a challenge...

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  • Literary Devices

    Literary Devices used in “ How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie” by Jason Hernandez Professor Melinda Hernandez Central Texas College English 1302 28 March 2012 Outlines I. Introduction A. Different types of literary devices being used II....

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  • Literary Devices

    LITERARY DEVICES Copyright © 2007 by Jay Braiman www.mrbraiman.com Literary devices refers to specific aspects of literature, in the sense of its universal function as an art form which expresses ideas through language, which we can recognize, identify, interpret and/or analyze. Literary devices collectively...

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  • Literary Device

    Imagery: Language that appeals to the five senses. It is used to represent objects, actions, feelings, thoughts, state of mind, sensory experiences. Example: " Older sisters and mothers who had grown up on a tropical island where the natural environment was a riot of primary colors, where showing...

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