16 terms

MAP Literary Elements & Techniques 201-210

Terms from the Literary Elements and Techniques questions on the MAP test. Developed by Adam Babcock for Schaumburg High School in the spring of 2011.
STUDY
PLAY
alliteration
repeating the same beginning sound of words (i.e. "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers")
dialogue
a conversation between people or characters, marked by quotes
exposition
background information regarding the setting, characters, plot
extended metaphor
a metaphor that appears frequently after its first mention in a text
falling action
events after the climax and after the conflict has been resolved
figurative language
creative language that creates images in the reader's mind; includes figures of speech like metaphor, simile, and personification
foreshadowing
a suggestion of what is going to happen
idiom
a common saying that has meaning different from what the literal words mean
imagery
words and phrases that recreate a sound, sight, smell, touch, or taste
literary device
any tool that an author uses to give more meaning to their work or suggest a theme
literary element
the parts that make up a story or poem
personification
giving a personal or human characteristic to something nonhuman (i.e. "the whispering trees")
scene
place where an incident in real life or fiction occurs
simile
comparing one thing with something different using "like" or "as"
symbolism
when objects or actions mean more than themselves
setting
place and time of a story