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uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation
showing similarities between different things using "like" "as"
makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics
Comparison and contrast compares two similar objects, or contrast dissimilar objects
literary device in which a writer gives an advance hit of what is to come later in the story
used step by step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story. What a character sats, how they act, what they do, how they look etc.
interruptions that writers do to insert past events in order to provide background context to the current events of a narrative. By using flashbacks, writers allow their readers to gain insight not a character motivation and provide a background to a current conflict
mood is a literary element that evokes certain feelings in readers through words and description. Usually, mood is referred to as the atmosphere of a literary piece. Mood is developed in a literary piece through various methods. It can be developed thought setting theme, tone and diction
specific added information to help enhance the readers understanding.
a main idea or a underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly
a literary device that repeats the same words or phrases a few times to make an idea clearer
an allusion is an unexplained reference to someone or something outside of the text. Writers commonly allude to other literary works, famous individuals, historical events, or philosophical ideas, and they do so in order to layer associations and meanings from these sources onto their own work.
a conflict is a literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces usually a protagonist and an antagonist. An internal conflict arises as soon as a character experiences two opposite emotions or desires. External conflict on the other hand, is marked by a characteristic involvement of an action wherein a character finds himself in struggle with those outside forces that hamper his progress
Symbolism is a literary device in which a writer uses one thing—usually a physical object or phenomenon—to represent something more abstract, like a belief, value, or feeling.
The organization and order of a piece of writing
A literary device that uses contradictory statements or situations to reveal a reality different from what appears to be true.
a character who recounts the events of a novel or narrative poem.
an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience. Diction details create tone.
A statement essentially arguable but used as a primary point to support or prove an argument
the central, unifying element of the story, which ties together all of the other elements of fiction used by the author to tell the story. For a Part 3, think of it as a theme.
the author's intention or objective for writing something.
the literal or dictionary meanings of a word.
a meaning that is implied by a word apart from the thing which it describes explicitly.
Point of View
1. First person point of view involves the use of either of the two pronouns "I" and "we".
"I felt like I was getting drowned with shame and disgrace."
2. Second person point of view employs the pronoun "you".
"Sometimes you cannot clearly discern between anger and frustration."
3. Third person point of view uses pronouns like "he", "she", "it", "they" or a name.
"Mr. Stewart is a principled man. He acts by the book and never lets you deceive him easily."
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