Literary Terms

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Allegory

to tell a story that have characters, a setting, and other types of symbols that have abstract ideas

Alliteration

the repetition of a consonant
ex. As I nodded, nearly napping.

Allusion

Reference to a person, place, or thing that is well- known

Antagonist

is the force that works against the main character. It may be another character within the main character

Assonance

The repetition of a vowel within 2 or more words.
ex. I like to bite five french fries at a time

Characterization

the different ways the writer expresses a character: through words, actions, etc.

Consonance

the repetition of a constant sound within and at the end of words.

context

When explaining a quote "in context," you are explaining what is going on in the scene.

Hyperbole

A figure of speech where the truth is exaggerated extremely.

metaphor

when you compare 2 different things that have 1 thing in common.

oxymoron

figure of speech that contains contradictory terms
ex. Icy Hot. Jumbo Shrimp. etc

Personification

human like qualities transferred through an animal, object, etc.

Satire

Technique that combines critical ideas and attitude with humor ex. exaggeration

Simile

figure of speech that uses key words like "like or as"

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