which  literary devices are employed to make 'defamiliarization'?

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In order to understand the literary devices used to create the effect of “defamiliarization” some scholars use the term of foregrounding. It refers to the variety of figurative devices at the phonetic level (e.g. alliteration, assonance, consonance, rhyme), the grammatical level (e.g. inversion, parallelism, ellipsis) and the semantic level (e.g. metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche). As said, the reason for using such literary devices is to make literary language differ from ordinary language. In fact, in everyday language the main objective is to communicate. Think about the notices you see in a railway station, for example. Their main purpose is to inform, thus they use a direct and a non-metaphorical language, whereas in literary texts, style is paramount and the act of communication is secondary, thus complex language is used in order to retard the perception of the object.  If you wish to read more about the subject you can look at the sources below.

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In order to understand the literary devices used to create the effect of “defamiliarization” some scholars use the term of foregrounding. It refers to the variety of figurative devices at the phonetic level (e.g. alliteration, assonance, consonance, rhyme), the grammatical level (e.g. inversion, parallelism, ellipsis) and the semantic level (e.g. metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche). As said, the reason for using such literary devices is to make literary language differ from ordinary language. In fact, in everyday language the main objective is to communicate. Think about the notices you see in a railway station, for example. Their main purpose is to inform, thus they use a direct and a non-metaphorical language, whereas in literary texts, style is paramount and the act of communication is secondary, thus complex language is used in order to retard the perception of the object.  If you wish to read more about the subject you can look at the source below.

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