A comparison of two unlike things using the words "like" or "as" in the comparison.
A comparison of two unlike things (does NOT use "like" or "as").
Descriptive language that appeals to one or more of the reader's five senses.
Giving human characteristics or abilities to nonhuman objects or things.
A phrase whose meaning is NOT to be understood literally.
The OPPOSITE of what is said or expected.
Obvious and intentional exaggeration that is NOT meant to be taken literally.
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of neighboring words.
The positive or negative idea, feeling, or meaning associated with a specific word or phrase. The figurative association of a word.
The literal or direct meaning of a word or expression. What the dictionary says!
Words that suggest sounds.
A complete sentence telling what a story or passage is about.
The time and place in which a story occurs.
The sequence of events or the order of events that tell a story from beginning to end.
The moral or lesson the author wants the reader to learn from a story.
The part of a story where the characters, setting, and conflict are established.
The part of a story's plot in which the problem/conflict is worked out.
A literary tool used to represent an abstract idea or concept through its association with a person, place, or thing.
Tips and clues that give the reader or idea of what is going to happen later in the story.
A reference in a book to a famous person, place, thing, or other story.
A poem that tells a story.
The regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem that is depicted using different letters of the alphabet for each new rhyme.
The formal division of lines in a poem.