New Literary Devices

Denotation: It´s the dictionary meaning of a word.
Example: If you look for the word “gloomy in the Dictionary, it appears: dark or dismal
Connotation: The synonym of a word.
Example: And once again, the autumn leaves were falling.This phrase uses ‘autumn’ to signify something coming to an end.
Mood: The reader´s feelings about something of the content of the text. Example: In Erich Segal’s Love Story, the relationship of the two protagonists is handled with such beauty, delicateness and sensitivity that the reader is compelled to feel the trials and tribulations of the characters.
Rising action: Is the action that makes the conflict the most important thing.
Climax: It´s the most insensitive, suspense and interesting part of a story. Example: In Romeo and Juliet the climax is when Romeo challenges Tybalt to a duel after he killed Mercutio.
Falling action: It´s the part of the story when the resolution of the conflict appears.
Conflict: The conflict can be the external or internal. The internal conflict is when the protagonist has a problem with himself. The external conflict is when a character has a problem with something or someone.
Example: John tried hard to convince himself that his Hollywood dreams were worth the struggle but his parents, and his inner voice of reason, failed to agree.
Suspense: When the reader wants to know more information and leaves him with suspense.
Example: A cliffhanger is a great way to create s Duspense. You remember when you were a kid and very excited to watch those Saturday morning shows. You can probably recall the feeling you had at the pit of your stomach when, after about 25 minutes and lots of commercials, you were hoping to find out what happened to your favorite character. However, you didn’t get to find out. Instead they would make the “Tune In Next Week” announcement and you already knew that you would be there. Same time, same place. Suspense is a powerful literary tool because, if done correctly, you know your audience will be back for more and more.
Setting: Where the story takes place and time. Example: The setting of Macbeth is in Scotland in the beginning of the 17th century
Oxymoron: is a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect.
Example: Original copy
Personification: When an object, animal or something of nature has human qualities.
Example: The flowers danced in the gentle breeze