18 terms

Literary Terms (7th)

Literary Terms for Ms. Anzia's classes
STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

simile
a comparison that uses "like" or "as"
metaphor
a comparison that does not use "like" or "as"
personification
giving human qualities to something that is not human
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
alliteration
repetition of the same sound in words that are close together
onomatopoeia
a word that sounds like what it describes
symbol
an object that represents an idea
imagery
descriptions that appeal to the five senses
allusion
a reference to a work of literature, to history, to popular culture, etc.
mood
the overall atmosphere or feeling
tone
the attitude a writer takes toward his subject
theme
a message or truth about life, human nature, or society
idiom
a figurative expression or saying
foreshadowing
clues about what will happen later in the story
setting
where and when a story takes place
climax
the most exciting or emotional moment
external conflict
a problem with another person, group, or force of nature
internal conflict
a struggle with one's own thoughts or feelings