10 terms

Vocabulary for Spring Exam 2

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Foreshadowing
when writer provides hints that suggest future events in the story
Flashback
an interruption of the action to present a scene/info that occurred earlier
Tone
author's attitude toward his or her subject
Mood
a feeling that a literary work conveys to the reader
Word Choice
author's use of language to give precise descriptions, create mood, or increase the impact of their writing.
Repetition
use of any element of language—sounds, words, phrases—more than once
Simile
comparison using like or as
Extended Metaphor
comparison (not using like or as) that compares 2 unlike objects multiple times
Personification
giving inanimate objects personal, human qualities
Oxymoron
2 opposite words paired together, such as "pretty ugly" or "jumbo shrimp"