T.E.EM Master List
For the reason that the list could potentially damage your neural cortex and permanently impair your cognitive development, I have decide to split this into four main schools relevant to HSC English. In addition, as a matter of posterity, I have also included a variety of obscure devices that you will never likely use. These can be added to essays to spice it up a bit, giving it an ‘edge’. However I do not recommend using any device you are not familiar with, as verbatim answering of exam question with memorized segments is the bads.
Sources for Devices are as follows: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org for a list of the more obscure stuff
A Glossary of Literary Terms (7th Ed) by M.H. Abrams – not for the weak hearted, full of jargon and almost indecipherable cryptic references to classic literature. It was virtually useless in first year University…
Rhetorical and Aural Devices
Devices used in Film’