Literary Devices - Second Half

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Moodthe overall feeling or atmosphere created by a work of literatureTonean author's attitude toward a subjectMotivationthe reason for a character's actionsSimilea comparison of two things using "like" or "as"idioma group of words whose collective meaning is quite different from their individual, literal meaning (Examples: Actions speak louder than words or A penny for your thoughts)Flashbacka device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which an event or scene taking place before the present time in the narrative is inserted into the chronological structure of the work; the story goes back in time.Imagerythe author uses words and phrases to create "mental images" for the readerJuxtapositionthe author places a person, place, or object next to something else that shows a clear similarity or differenceInternal Conflict (Man vs. Self)When a character is challenging his/her own beliefs or overcoming his/her emotions, fears, and self-perception; a personal "monster" that trouble the characterExternal Conflict (Man vs. Man)When one character struggles against another characterExternal Conflict: (Man vs. Nature)the character experiences a problem due to a natural force like weather (storms, tornadoes, snow) or animalsExternal Conflict (Man vs. Society)the character experiences a problem due to the societal norms and rules of the community or culture; the character goes against the government or another powerful group