Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

The purpose of literary devices

Recommended Posts

So when we analyse, it's not about identifying devices/styles etc... but more about understanding the purpose of them in relation to texts.

I'm trying to make a list of the purposes of using literary devices but really need help as the info/reasons i give probably doesn't suffice

 

THE PURPOSE OF:

Rhyme

Makes lines memorable

Structure allows a uniformity

Can put emphasis on certain words

Can give a finality

 

Repetition

Reinforces idea/theme

 

Meter

Keeps poem in harmony

Creates mood

 

Enjambment

To convey its message without being restricted

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 I've found that if enjambment is used the poem is describing a continuous action. So the structure reinforces the content. 

 

It's also hard to make a list and expect it to be much help in the exams. Sure it is great to know the techniques but the reason for using it will depend solely on the poem you have. I went with this method for paper 1 English and did pretty well. This method (Below) will also keep everything organised.

 

WHAT- What is conveyed?

HOW- this is where technique comes in.

WHY- this is where you really need to focus and explain why the HOW expresses the WHAT. This should be the majority of your paragraph.

 

Hope this helps!   

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.