Some examples of dramatic devices in literature are soliloquies, asides and monologues. In a play, dramatic devices are key elements often used by a playwright to create a connection between the audience and the actors. More »

A dramatic device is any technique that a playwright uses to make a literary work more interesting and create a special effect on the audience. Irony, foreshadowing, paradox and the aside are some examples of dramatic de... More »

Dramatic poetry is poetry written specifically for the theater. This type of poetry can often be lyrical in nature, such as when a character in a play gives a dramatic monologue. More »

A motif in literature is a recurring symbol, image or idea that is significant to the overall theme of the work. Some examples of motifs in literature are green lights in "The Great Gatsby," miscommunication in "Romeo an... More »

In literature, some examples of climax are when Romeo and Juliet die in "Romeo and Juliet," and when Wilbur in "Charlotte's Web" is declared the winner at a county fair and his life is saved. Another example of climax is... More »

Symbolism in literature is an object, person, action or situation that has both a literal and additional meaning. For example, in Christian literature, a tree may symbolize Christ's execution cross. More »

Examples of naturalism in literature include Frank Norris' "Vandover and the Brute" and "McTeague," Emile Zola's "L'Assommoir," Edith Wharton's "The House of Mirth" and Ellen Glasgow's "Barren Ground." Some other writers... More »