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Old August 26th, 2009 (10:53 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Redstar:
I'm not confusing anything. I think of literary devices and techniques as the same thing.
The point is that the spiel isn't necessarily exactly right because not everyone considers them to be the same thing, as evidenced by the offered website.

To be very specific, a device is defined as "a rule of thumb, convention, or structure that is employed in literature and storytelling," which implies that it covers both the concept of an element as you defined it as well as the concept of a technique.
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