Reverse of a clay tablet from Pylos bearing the motif of the Labyrinth. The tablet, the earliest datable representation of the 7-course classical labyrinth, was recovered from the remains of the Mycenaean palace of Pylos, destroyed by fire ca 1200 BCE (Kern, Through the Labyrinth, Prestel, 2000, p. 73, catalog item 103–104). There is no evidence for a connection between the labyrinth design and the legend of Theseus at this early date.
A reference sheet for the 15 most common literary devices. Includes definition and example for each device. Devices include onomatopoeia, personification, alliteration, symbolism, paradox, hyperbole, simile, metaphor, allusion, imagery, idiom, oxymoron, euphemism, cliche, and pun.