Literary devices are a great way to keep you from being overwhelmed by too many things. The best example I can think of is using literary devices like the first person singular (“I”), the second person plural (“we”), and so on.
Literary devices have a nice ring to them. They’re a quick way to get us talking about something we’re interested in. Like saying “I bought that new video game because I like the music.” Or “I bought this cool new book because I read a lot of it.” If we’re talking about something that’s important to us, we might be better served to read about it.
The problem with literary devices is that we can’t get all the details right. There are so many ways to say something that it might as well be a literary device. In the case of the first person singular I, the second person plural we, etc. are all grammatically correct. The problem is that none of these sentences are really saying anything, they just are.
Just because we can use a literary device to say something doesn’t mean that we should. This means that there are a lot of things that literary devices should not be used for. The most obvious one is the use of the indefinite article, which is a grammatically fine and often even necessary thing to do. It’s hard to go wrong with an indefinite article in a sentence.
Now if you want to use the definite article you can use plural we, etc. to say this, but it sounds to me as if you are taking a literal phrase and saying “we, etc.
I think one of the more common literary devices is the passive voice. The passive voice is a device where you put a clause in the middle of a sentence, as in “She walked down the street and the weather was cold and raining” or “The fire went out and the wind blew and the birds sang.” The passive voice is actually not grammatically correct because it is wrong to put it in the middle of the sentence.
If you want to say that someone was in the room with the fire or the wind, then use the active voice. The active voice is to say that someone was in the room not watching the fire or the wind. But the passive voice is to say that someone was in the room watching the fire or the wind.
The passive voice is actually grammatically incorrect because it would be wrong to say “He was in the room with the fire” because there are no people in the room with the fire. The passive voice is the correct grammatical form because the correct word is “the” as in “He was in the room with the fire.
The passive voice was originally invented to get around the problem of an active voice being redundant. As a result passive voices are often shortened to passive.
Passive voice is often used in the literary sense to mean the passive voice in a passive-aggressive remark.