characters represent abstract ideas or moral qualities
Repetition of similar sounds, usually consonants.
Reference to a person, place,(historical) or artistic work that everyone should know.
device by which an author interrupts story to reveal events that happened at an earlier time.
the planting of important clues in the story to prepare the reader for future events
using obvious exaggeration.
using details and descriptions in order to create a sensory experience for the reader.
comparison of two unlike things (no "like/as").
The feeling created in the reader by a literary work.
Using words to describe sounds
To give inanimate objects human qualities.
the patterns in which rhymes are arranged in a poem.
comparison of dissimilar things using "like" or "as."
the feeling conveyed by the way the author writes about subject.
When someone says one thing but means the opposite. (sarcasm)
person or thing that has a DEEPER meaning suggesting value or attitude.
central thought or idea of the story
bringing together two contradictory terms that make sense
contrast between what is expected and what actually happens.