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35 terms

figurative language

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content/plot
sequence of events that make up the core of the story
significance of title
how does the title relate to the story
setting
environment and time period
point of view
who is telling the story
first person narrator
using the pronoun I
third person omniscient
all knowing of all characters
third person limited omniscient
specific to one or two characters
dramatic or objective narrator
no one is telling the story
diction
word choice
formal
elevated/old english
middle
everyday language
informal
regional (slang)
tone
emotion or feeling
characterization
conclusion you make about a character
round
multidimensional/ grows
flat
never grows/ one dimensional
dramatic conflict
two opposing forces meet
foreshadowing
predicting the outcome
epiphany
sudden realization
allusion
reference to a literary or historical event
analogy
comparison between two unlikely things to make a point
symbolism
something representing something
irony
unexpected outcome
theme
underlying message
simile
comparison using like or as
metaphor
something is something else
personification
giving something unhuman, human characteristics
alliteration
repetition of consonance sound
hyperbole
deliberate exaggeration
understatement
deliberately underplaying
onomatopoeia
words that sound like their meaning
paradox/oxymoron
an apparent contradiction that makes sense
genre
catagory or type of literature
prose
writing from left to the right
satire
attack on human vices