English language


Literary Devices

Metaphor ‘His home was his castle.’ His home is presented as a secure and safe place to be.

Simile ‘She had a smile like the sunrise.’Her smile seems bright and full of hope. 

Personification ‘The wind screamed through the trees.’The wind is given the human characteristic of ‘screaming’. This creates an uneasy atmosphere.

Pathetic fallacy (a type of personification) 'The clouds crowded together suspiciously overhead as the sky darkened.'The emotion of the situation comes across through the description of the weather.

Repetition ‘Stephen tried and tried


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