Devices: The figures of speech, syntax, diction, and other stylistic elements that collectiviely produce a particular artistic effect.

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Examples of devices
Allegory Alliteration Allusion Amplification Anagram Analogy Anaphora anastrophe Anthropomorphism Animal Antithesis Aphorism Apostrophe/ AUTHORIAL INTRUSION Assonance Bibliomancy Cacophony Caesura Characterization Chiasmus Conflict Connotation
Consonance Denotation Diction Ekphrastic Emulation Epithet Euphony Flashback Foreshadowing Hyperbole Imagery Internal Rhyme Inversion Irony Metaphor Metonymy Motif Mood Negative Capability Nemesis Oxymoron Onomatopoeia Paradox
Pathetic Fallacy Periodic Structure Personification Point of View Plot Polysyndeton Portmanteau Puns Rhyme Scheme Rhythm & Rhyme Satire Setting Simile Stanza Stream of Consciousness Symbol Synecdoche Syntax Theme Tone Tragedy Verisimilitude Verse
Examples of oxymoron: Jumbo shrimp, found missing, unbiased opinion, working holiday
Examples of anaphora: We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender.
Example of chiasmus: Those gallant men will remain often in my thoughts and in my prayers always
Example of paradox: What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young.