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Literary Terms

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Allegory
to tell a story that have characters, a setting, and other types of symbols that have abstract ideas
Alliteration
the repetition of a consonant
ex. As I nodded, nearly napping.
Allusion
Reference to a person, place, or thing that is well- known
Antagonist
is the force that works against the main character. It may be another character within the main character
Assonance
The repetition of a vowel within 2 or more words.
ex. I like to bite five french fries at a time
Characterization
the different ways the writer expresses a character: through words, actions, etc.
Consonance
the repetition of a constant sound within and at the end of words.
context
When explaining a quote "in context," you are explaining what is going on in the scene.
Hyperbole
A figure of speech where the truth is exaggerated extremely.
metaphor
when you compare 2 different things that have 1 thing in common.
oxymoron
figure of speech that contains contradictory terms
ex. Icy Hot. Jumbo Shrimp. etc
Personification
human like qualities transferred through an animal, object, etc.
Satire
Technique that combines critical ideas and attitude with humor ex. exaggeration
Simile
figure of speech that uses key words like "like or as"