Definition: A manner of speaking which points to or references something such as person, event, or book.
Example: “Brave New World” is an example of allusion in BNW. It is alluding to The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Explanation: In The Tempest, Miranda is talking about how wonderful this new world is. Her direct quote is “O brave new world” and the name of the book is Brave New World, therefore, it is alluding to the Tempest.
Definition: A manner of speaking where the speaker is talking about someone behind their back or about something that cannot answer.
Example: “Ford, we are twelve; oh, make us one”
Explanation: Ford is the thing being talked about in this apostrophe because he cannot respond. He is basically an absent god who is being asked for something.
Definition: A person or thing that represents or symbolizes a greater meaning or idea.
Definition: The associations people make with words. They can invoke feelings that are not
Definition: A device in which there is a resolution of an important issue of a complex plot in fiction. It is usually driven by the climax/ is the ending of a book.
****Example: ending of BNW
Explanation: At the ending of Brave New World, John the Savage hangs himself. This is the resolution of the book as well as John? own internal conflict because John never had a place where he completely fit in. When he hangs himself, it finally addresses his failed searching to find somewhere he does belong, which also addresses a big part of the theme.
Definition: Literal or dictionary meanings of a word in contrast to its connotative or associated meanings.
Explanation:”Literary Devices and Literary Terms – The Complete List.” Literary Devices, literarydevices.net/#gti_D.