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Literature Terms - To Kill a Mockingbird

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allusion
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
foreshadowing
hints of what will happen later in a story
onomatopoeia
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
simile
A comparison of two unlike things using like or as
personification
giving human qualities to non-human things
narrator
the one who tells the story
point of view
The narrator's position in relation to the story
symbol
something that stands for or represents something else
stereotype
applying general traits to a group of people
plot
the events that make up a story
mood
evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions
theme
the central idea or message about the world in a story
anaphora
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses