A story in which the characters represent abstract qualities or ideas.
The repetition of first consonants in a group of words
The repetition of vowel sounds
Language that does not mean exactly what it says. For example, you can call someone who is very angry "steaming."
A technique in which an author gives clues about something that will happen later in the story.
an extreme exaggeration
The use of description that helps the reader imagine how something looks, sounds, feels, smells, or taste. Most of the time, it refers to appearance.
Language that conveys a certain ideas by saying just he opposite.
a comparison using "like" or "as"
A comparison that doesn't use "like" or "as"
The emotional atmosphere of a given piece of writing.
The central idea of a work.
A theme or pattern that recurs in a work.
Giving inanimate object human characteristics.
The use of a word in a way that plays on its different meanings.
A work that makes fun of something or someone.
The use of one things to represent another.
The author's attitude toward his or her subject.
The narrative point of view whether it's in the first, second, or third person.
A reference to something or someone often literary. Often historic or biblical