What are stylistic devices?

Stylistic Devices

  • Alliteration.
  • Allusion.
  • Anaphora.
  • Antithesis.
  • Hyperbole.
  • Hypophora.
  • Litotes.
  • Metaphor.

What is it called when the audience knows something?

Dramatic Irony—When the audience or reader knows something that one or more of the characters doesn’t. Situational Irony—Events or situations become ironic. An example is “The Gift of the Magi.”

What is a person who says one thing and does another?

A hypocrite preaches one thing, and does another. The word hypocrite is rooted in the Greek word hypokrites, which means “stage actor, pretender, dissembler.” So think of a hypocrite as a person who pretends to be a certain way, but really acts and believes the total opposite.

What does it mean to listen to something ironically?

kouhoutek. 6 years ago. Essentially, you are liking something sarcastically, as a way of making fun of it. They are basically saying things like, “Truckers are stupid, and so is everything they like.

What are dramatic devices?

A dramatic device is a convention used in drama as a substitution for reality that the audience accepts as real although they know them to be false. These techniques give the audience information they could not get from straightforward presentation of action.

When people say one thing but does another?

You know, I remember learning back in elementary school that when someone says one thing, but does not believe or follow it himself or herself, that person is called a hypocrite. Yeah, that’s the definition: “hyp·o·crite: a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings”.

When you mean the opposite?

To put it simply, irony is when something that is the opposite of what you expect happens. The verbal form of irony is sarcasm, which is when someone says the opposite of what he or she means or says something out of character, usually to emphasize the absurdity of something or to convey the opposite point.

When someone does the opposite of what you ask?

Reactance occurs when a person feels that someone or something is taking away their choices or limiting the range of alternatives. People using reverse psychology are playing on reactance, attempting to influence someone to choose the opposite of what they request.