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ELA - The Language of Literature
Terms in this set (31)
definition of a word
the feeling a word gives you
a word-for-word translation, exact
multiple definitions, answer cannot be translated word-for-word
repetition of the same consonant sound. Ex- Miserable Moaning Myrtle
not stated, implied.
a comparison between two unlike terms using "like" or "as." Ex - He is like a lion in war
a comparison between to unlike things without using "like" or as". Ex - he is a lion in war.
HUGE exaggeration. Ex - It's raining men.
Giving human-like characteristics to something that is not human. Ex - The wind whispered.
something that stands for or represents an idea or condition. Ex - the dove represents peace.
the message, an idea about life.
how the WRITER feels based upon the type of words he/she has chosen
a writer's vivid description that appeals to the 5 senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, smell)
feelings or emotions that pervade the story
time and place of a story
sequence of events; exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, conflict
shows the reader events that have already happened. Ex - once upon a time
when an author gives hints about the action that will follow
category of literature. Ex - science fiction, fantasy, romance
1) saying one thing and meaning the opposite
2) when the outcome is opposite of what is expected
tells the story in either:
1) first person - I, me, my
2) second person - you
3) third person:
objective (he, she) does not reveal all the characters
limited - knows only the main character's thoughts
omniscient - reveals more than one character's thoughts or feelings
a reference to another literary work, character, song etc. that gives more meaning to the text
making fun of something famous (book, movie, story, etc)
the most intense, exciting, or significant part of the story, turning point
when a word says its sound. Ex - meow, boom
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