English Literature & Composition: Glossary of Literary Devices #cwp11x

As an extension of the AP Literature and Composition by The University of California, Berkeley. It’s an experiment where one must understand literary terminology and how to use it when analyzing texts of various types and lengths. I

The best way to remember what these terms mean is to apply them to our reading. For example, as we read fiction, make sure to identify the setting, the protagonist, and any examples of symbols, irony, etc. When one identify them, it helps to write out a short explanation for oneself.

Here is a brief list of some key literary terms, divided into three categories–devices, forms, and elements–as well as some relevant examples. You should do additional research into other terms that might be useful.

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