A list of literary terms taught in elementary education.
The practice of beginning several consecutive or neighboring words with the same sound.
example: Peter Piper picked a pack of peppers.
Facts revealed by the author or speaker that support the attitude or tone in a piece of poetry or prose
Consists of words or phrases a writer uses to represent persons, objects, actions, feelings, and ideas descriptively by appealing to the 5 senses. Think of the writer as an "artist" painting his picture with words--very descriptive words.
Comparison of two unlike things NOT using "like" or "as."
example: Mary is a pig. (She is messy.) My homework is a monster. (It is hard.)
The atmosphere or predominant emotion in a literary work (happy, sad, playful, scary, etc.)
The telling of a story in writing or speaking
The use of words that mimic the sounds they describe.