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A comparison between two things
ex: You are the wind beneath my wings.
A comparison between two things using "like" or "as"
ex: She was as quiet as a mouse.
A deliberate exaggeration
ex: He's so stupid, he thought a quarterback was a refund!
Not true/a made up story
A true story or account
A hint of what is to come later in the story
The most exciting part of the story; the turning point
A play on words
Repeating consonant sounds at the beginning of words
When a character remembers something that happened earlier or before the story started
When and where a story takes place
The main character- usually, but not always, the good guy
A character that goes against the main character - usually the bad guy
A character that changes
A character that does not changed
A character that we know a lot about
A character that we do not know a lot about
1st Person POV
The narrator is a part of the story. "I" is used.
2nd Person POV
The reader is the narrator and character in the story. "You" is used.
3rd Person Limited POV
The narrator is not a part of the story and knows one character's thoughts and actions "He", "She", "It" are used a lot along with people's names.
3rd Person Omniscient
The narrator is not a part of the story and knows everyone's thoughts and actions "He", "She", "It" are used a lot along with people's names.
When something unexpected happens (sometimes this is just called "irony")
When the reader knows something that the character does not
What is said and what is meant are two different things
A style of poetry that has no set rhyme or meter
Tracking the rhyming sounds of the last line in a poem by assigning letters
Describing something using the five senses
A narrator that cannot be trusted to tell what is really happening
A sound spelled out
A struggle between a character and: another character, society, self or nature
An apparent contradiction that is actually true
Using one thing to represent something else
A symbol that remains the same in all time periods and cultures
A story where everything is symbolic
A phrase that has two seemingly opposite words side by side
Spelling words as they are pronounced, not how they should be spelled
The way the writer makes you feel
The way the writer feels about something
A long poem about a hero
Giving something that is not human, human qualities
A reference to another story, historical event, movie, song, TV show, etc.
A main idea of a story
When one character is on stage revealing their innermost thoughts
Two lines of poetry that are back to back and rhyme
When a character says something on stage, but other people on stage cannot hear what was said