View Single Post
Old August 26th, 2009 (1:18 AM).
txteclipse's Avatar
txteclipse txteclipse is offline
Peace & Goodwill
  • Gold Tier
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 2,324
Originally Posted by Astinus View Post
I just really get annoyed at the words "literary device" brought up in conversations.

Like really annoyed.

I just want this week over.
Our contest entries can't be that bad, can they? I don't really think about the building blocks of my writing, I just kind of type wherever my mind leads me. Upon review I can point out devices that I used, but I'm not like "oh, I'm going to use this device here!" I don't structure myself a lot, is what I guess I'm trying to say.

Yeah, literary devices must be present because they're simply the application of archetypes to an art-form...
I have to say I disagree. Do something new that hasn't been classified, and there will be no existing device to compare it to. Unless you're saying that all possible literary devices have already been discovered, to which I must also say that I disagree.