literary device

literary device
An identifiable rule of thumb, convention, or structure that is employed in literature and storytelling.

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  • Non sequitur (literary device) — A non sequitur (Latin for It does not follow; pronounced /ˌnɒnˈsɛkwɨtər/) is a conversational and literary device, often used for comedic purposes. It is a comment that, because of its apparent lack of meaning relative to what it follows,[1]… …   Wikipedia

  • device — 1 Device, contrivance, gadget, contraption mean something usually of a mechanical character which is invented as a means of doing a particular piece of work or of effecting a given end. Device is the most widely applicable of these terms; it may… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Literary technique — A literary technique (also, literary device, procedure or method) is any element or the entirety of elements a writer intentionally uses in the structure of their work.[1] It can be for example an identifiable rule of thumb, a convention, a… …   Wikipedia

  • device — de|vice W2 [dıˈvaıs] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: devis, devise division, plan , from deviser to divide, tell ; DEVISE] 1.) a machine or tool that does a special job = ↑gadget ▪ modern labour saving devices device for doing sth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • device — [[t]dɪva͟ɪs[/t]] ♦♦♦ devices 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A device is an object that has been invented for a particular purpose, for example for recording or measuring something. ...the electronic device that tells the starter when an athlete has… …   English dictionary

  • literary technique — noun Literary device. See Also: narrative technique …   Wiktionary

  • Literary nonsense — (or nonsense literature) is a broad categorization of literature that uses sensical and nonsensical elements to defy language conventions or logical reasoning. Even though the most well known form of literary nonsense is nonsense verse, the genre …   Wikipedia

  • Literary adaptation — is the adapting of a literary source (e.g., a novel, short story, poem) to another genre or medium, such as a film, a stage play, or even ace video game. It can also involve adapting the same literary work in the same genre or medium, just for… …   Wikipedia

  • device — deviceful, adj. devicefully, adv. devicefulness, n. /di vuys /, n. 1. a thing made for a particular purpose; an invention or contrivance, esp. a mechanical or electrical one. 2. a plan or scheme for effecting a purpose. 3. a crafty scheme; trick …   Universalium

  • device — noun Etymology: Middle English devis, devise, from Anglo French, division, plan, from deviser to divide, regulate, tell more at devise Date: 14th century 1. something devised or contrived: as a. (1) plan, procedure, technique …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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