What is literary resources?
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What Does literary resources Mean
The literary devices are tools used by authors of literature to create certain effects of style in their texts. It can be said that these are special or unusual uses of language, different from everyday uses.
Literary devices can be named as literary figures or figures of speech . They are infrequent ways of using words : based on certain semantic, grammatical or other characteristics, the terms distance themselves from their most common use.
Literary resources add expressiveness to a text.
The role of literary devices
The objective of carrying out the use of literary resources and, therefore, altering clearly and with absolute intention the words, the verb tenses or even the meaning of those is none other than to "get the reader's attention" and that the text in front of him is much more expressive.
Literary devices can be figures of omission, of amplification, of repetition or of another kind. These classifications are linked to the mechanism used by the resource to cause its effect .
Alliterations and Anaphoras
An example of a literary device is alliteration , which consists of repeating similar sounds at the beginning of words: "Ana analyzed the lock after breaking the rock that hid it . "
The literary device known as anaphora , for its part, implies the repetition of one or more terms at the beginning of each sentence: "I like sunny days / I like ricotta cakes / I like colorful autumns / I like your boots" .
Examples of the use of literary devices can be found in many books.
Other literary resources
In addition to all the resources exposed, we cannot forget other equally important ones, such as these:
-Parallelism, which consists of repeating similar syntactic structures in different phrases or verses.
-Ellipsis, which is characterized in that it is about eliminating, specifically omitting, certain words in order to be able to speed up the text.
-Hipérbaton. This other literary device consists of altering the usual and logical order of the words that shape a sentence in order to make a part of it acquire greater relevance.
-Antithesis. Under this name is another resource that is carried out by an author when he causes two words that are totally opposite to each other or statements that are opposite to coexist.
-Hyperbole. One of the literary devices most used by writers is this, which consists of palpably and inordinately exaggerating what reality is in order to be able to give "prominence" to a specific fact, object or person.
-Paradox. This consists, on the other hand, in proceeding to make a statement that, at first, may be totally ridiculous and absurd but that, when analyzed, has its logic.
The case of tropes
Sometimes, tropes are included within the literary resources , which are figures that replace a phrase or a word with another that means the same thing but in a figurative sense. The metonymy and metaphor , therefore, could be included among literary resources.
"His eyes are two coals" is an example of a metaphor. Through this literary device, it is suggested that someone's eye color is black, since that is the color of charcoal.