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Literary Devices

In our last few lessons, you learned about literary structure. Now we're going to talk about literary devices. Literary devices are what authors use to add depth and color to their work. 

We told you about figurative language. Which means using words in an unusual way to achieve a special effect. Many literary devices are actually just different kinds of figurative language.

Here are some common literary devices: