Figurative Language – Literary Devices

An important contribution made by Victor Schklovsky (of the Leningrad group) was to explain how language--through a period of time--tends to become "smooth, unconscious or transparent." In contrast, the work of literature is to defamiliarize language by a process of "making strange." Dialogism refers to a theory, initiated by Mikhail Bakhtin (bahk-TEEN), arguing that in a dialogic work of literature--such as in the writings of Dostoevsky--there is a "polyphonic interplay of various characters' voices ...

Definition of Figurative Language

Language and Literary Structure: The Linguistic Analysis of Form in Verse and Narrative.

Figurative Language Examples - Literary Devices

(1) The time-period when Norman conquerors ruled over England. During the Anglo-Norman period from 1066 until about 1200, Norman French was the language of literature and culture in England. (2) The dialect of Norman French that evolved in England after the Normans came with William the Conquer, fought the Battle of Hastings, and ruled over England afterward. Scholars typically abbreviate the phrase as "AN." A sample writer from the Anglo-Norman period was Marie de France.

ESA Book Prize - English Language & Literature

It focuses particularly on the material I most frequently teach (classical and medieval literature, the history of the English language, and science fiction narratives).

19th-Century German Stories Web editions for language learning & literary study
Texas Studies in Literature and Language The University of Texas Press

Introduction to Modern Literary Theory - Kristi Siegel

So many literary devices qualify as figurative language that the following list is certainly not exhaustive

Prose is a form of language that has no formal metrical structure

Definition and a list of examples of figurative language. Figurative language is any figure of speech which depends on non-literal meanings.

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