Mrs. Lock lit terms notes quiz

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37-49 in ELA notebook

Flashback

author trick: insertion of events that happened earlier

Epilogue

a short passage added at the end of a story

Indirect Characterization

the character is gradually revealed through his or her personality, appearance, words, actions, and effect on others

First Person Point of View

a character in the story is actually telling the story himself/herself

Limited Point of View

the story is told from the perspective of one of the characters whose information is restricted only to what he/she sees, hears, and feels.

Irony

the opposite of what is expected

Confidant

a character type: a close friend or associate to whom secrets are confided or with whom private matters and problems are discussed

Figurative language

Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things: 3 examples are metaphor, simile, and personification

Imagery

literary description that appeals to the senses: sight, sound, smell, touch, taste

Alliteration

the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

Metaphor

comparison not using like or as

Onomatopoeia

words that have sounds that suggest their meaning
ex: the water gurgled down the drain.

Allusion

a reference to another work of literature, person, or event; usually Biblical or Shakespearean

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