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A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A comparison using like or as
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
A word that sounds like the thing it names
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
A narrative device; The introductory material which gives the setting, creates the tone, presents the characters, and presents other facts necessary to understanding the story.
Event that introduces the central conflict
A series of events that builds from the conflict. It begins with the inciting force and ends with the climax.
The turning point or most exciting moment of a story, in which the main character comes face to face with the main conflict and a change happens
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
Finding a solution to the conflict/ problem
Final part of the plot- after the resolution
A struggle between opposing forces
Types of conflict
Man vs. Man (a personal problem within a character)(another character)
Man vs. Self- Also know as an Internal conflict.
Man vs. Nature (tornado, hurricane, flood, avalanche, etc...)
Man vs. Society (laws, rules, guidelines)
The conflict beyond the Protagoniost, from another source.
A message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader.
Is the time and place of the action of a literary work. It can include the mood or atmosphere that the author wants to portray.
First person point of view
the narrator is a character in the story and used words like I, me, we
Second person point of view
The narrator tells the story using the pronouns "You", "Your," and "Yours" to address a reader or listener directly
Third person point of view
"All knowing". The narrator knows everything about everyone., The narrator tells the story using the pronouns, "He," "She," and "It" when referring to a person, place, thing, or idea.
A scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of events in a story to depict something that happened at an earlier time
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
A contrast between expectation and reality
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
A category or type of literature (or of art, music, etc.) characterized by a particular form, style, or content.
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.
A recurrent image word phrase represented object or action that tends to unify the literary work or that may be elaborated into a more general theme
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.Example, a jumbo shrimp
A thing that represents or stands for something else, esp. a material object representing something abstract.
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