Things that are hard to learn

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allegory

a story were people and events represent a message

allusiona

reference to a person (biblical and mythology)

alliteration

repetition of a constant sound

author's purpose

the main reason for writing

diction

an author's choice of words

figurative language

language that communicates ideas

flashback

putting old memories into a story in sequence

foreshadowing

hints or clues to the future

genre

a category of literature

hyperbole

intentional exageration

iambic pentameter

a metric line of five feet

imagery

words that create a vivid image

irony

contrast between reality and expectation

metaphor

a statement that compares two different things not using like or as

mood

a feeling that is created by the author

personification

giving human movements to inanimate objects

perspective

the point of view the story is told from

poetry

response to an experience

prose

speaking in ordinary form

satire

a technique where things are ridiculed

soliloquy

a speech in a dramatic work

sonnet

a poem with 15 lines

symbol

a thing that represents something beyond its self

theme

a central idea

thesis

an attitude or position taken by a writer

tone

expression of an attitude toward a subject

voice

says whether the subject is being acted upon

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