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Literary Terms - ALL
the use of descriptive language to create pictures in the readers mind
comparing two very different things using the words LIKE or AS.
comparing two very different things WITHOUT using the words LIKE or AS
giving a nonliving thing traits of a human or person
an over exaggeration
the repetition of letter sounds at the beginning of words
words that make sound
Saying something that doesn't mean what it says, but really means something else.
The sequence or order of events in a story.
The beginning of the story in which the main character, setting, and conflict are introduced.
The part of the story where the main character tries to solve the main problem, but fails, thereby, creating suspense.
The most exciting part of the story; also called the turning point.
All action that occurs after the climax; the part where the character often learns a lesson.
The ending or conclusion to the story.
the time and pace that a story occurs
A person, animal, or things that engages in the action in the story.
the main character
the character who causes problems for the main character
a character with one quality or trait
a character with many qualities or traits
a character who does not change
a character who changes
a word used to describe a character
a word that describes a character's emotions
a word that describes how a character looks
the manner in which the author develops a character, making the character seem believable or real.
a problem in the story
point of view
the perspective from which the story is told
the person or character telling the story
first person point of view
the character is telling the story (I, me, we)
second person point of view
the narrator is talking to YOU the reader (I, me, YOU)
third person point of view
a character does NOT tell the story; someone from outside the story is telling it. (he, she, they
a lesson the story teaches
the message or lesson the author is hinting at by telling the story
the author's attitude toward a subject
the readers feelings
an object that represents or stands for something else
when a story is interrupted and flips to a time in the past
clues the author creates that give hints to event that will occur later in the story
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