Fiction’s Literary Tools

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Workshops
Literary devices allow fiction writers to manipulate language in a convincing manner that guides the reader. They cannot be blatant but must weave a flawless story. This eight-part course succinctly defines the terminology and provides techniques of 1) General tools such as symbolism, allegory & analogy, exposition, description, prologue and epilogue, 2) Characterizing tools such as action (body language), internalization, dialogue, and exaggeration vs. understatement,  3) Plotting tools such as suspense, foreshadowing, pacing, scene-sequel, goal-motivation-reaction, and 4) Language tools such as subjective vs. objective style, imagery, simile, metaphor, irony, and juxtaposition.

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