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allegory
a story were people and events represent a message
allusiona
reference to a person (biblical and mythology)
alliteration
repetition of a constant sound
author's purpose
the main reason for writing
diction
an author's choice of words
figurative language
language that communicates ideas
flashback
putting old memories into a story in sequence
foreshadowing
hints or clues to the future
genre
a category of literature
hyperbole
intentional exageration
iambic pentameter
a metric line of five feet
imagery
words that create a vivid image
irony
contrast between reality and expectation
metaphor
a statement that compares two different things not using like or as
mood
a feeling that is created by the author
personification
giving human movements to inanimate objects
perspective
the point of view the story is told from
poetry
response to an experience
prose
speaking in ordinary form
satire
a technique where things are ridiculed
soliloquy
a speech in a dramatic work
sonnet
a poem with 15 lines
symbol
a thing that represents something beyond its self
theme
a central idea
thesis
an attitude or position taken by a writer
tone
expression of an attitude toward a subject
voice
says whether the subject is being acted upon