a literary or linguistic technique that produces a specific effect, esp. a figure of speech, narrative style, or plot mechanism
- Literary element
noun the components of a literary piece: character, setting, plot, theme, and ending/resolution
noun 1. a person entrusted with the publishable works and other papers of a deceased author.
- Literary lion
noun a noted author who has reached celebrity status Examples Philip Roth is a literary lion.
[lit-er-it] /ˈlɪt ər ɪt/ adjective 1. able to read and write. 2. having or showing knowledge of literature, writing, etc.; literary; well-read. 3. characterized by skill, lucidity, polish, or the like: His writing is literate but cold and clinical. 4. having knowledge or skill in a specified field: Is she computer literate? The boss needs […]