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Literary Elements, Take 1
The turning point of the story • The point in which the most exciting thing happens
It is the series of events in a story. It answers the question
A struggle between opposing forces. Man vs. Man, Man vs. society, Man vs. himself and Man vs. nature. (The problem in the book that the characters must solve)
An author's use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story
A reference in literature to a familiar person, place or event.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
giving human characteristics to animals
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase
CRASH! POW! ZAP! BOOM!
Repetition of an initial consonant sound
A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning... not word-for-word in the book answers... using the clues provided, make a conclusion
The author's central thought or chief topic.
A vocabulary strategy in which the reader looks at the words around an unfamiliar word to find clues to its meaning.
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word "like" or "as".
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other.
A word that is the opposite of another word (examples: hot-cold, night-day).
A word formed from the initial letters of a name or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words (examples: TEWO, PBIS, UMS, AWITLO)
Arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the time and place where a play or movie takes place
A literary work that criticizes human misconduct and ridicules vices, stupidities, and follies.