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use of the same consonant at the beginning of a word, line, or verse


drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

verbal irony

A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant; sarcasm

dramatic irony

when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't

situational irony

An outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected, the difference between what is expected to happen and what actually does


A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes


repetition of vowel sounds

direct characterization

the writer tells us directly what a character's personality is like

indirect characterization

the character is revealed through their personality, appearance, words, actions, and effect on others


Most exciting moment of the story; turning point

1st person point of view

The narrator is a character in the story. ( I, me, my, we, our )

3rd person point of view

narrator is NOT involved in the story; uses "he," "she," "they

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