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a mode of writing that appeals most directly to the senses by showing or telling us what something looks like, or how it sounds, smells, feels, or tastes. *Painting a picture for your reader.
general feeling that the word suggest.
The central message in a literary work.
The tone of a literary work is the writer's attitude toward his/her audience and subject.
words or phrases that appeal to one of the more of the five senses. Writers use images to describe how their subjects look, sound, feel, smell, and taste. Painting a picture with words.
A simile is a figure of speech that use like or as to make a comparison between two unlikely ideas.
An extreme exaggeration.
the repetition of initial consonant sounds. Writer use alliteration to draw attention to certain words or ideas, to create musical effects.
A metaphor is a figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else.
a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics.
An apparent contradiction.
the use of words that imitate sounds
the writer states the characters' traits or characteristics.
a writer depends on the reader to draw conclusions about the character. Sometimes the writer tells what other participants in the story say or think about the character
The time and place in which the events of a literary work occur. includes not only the physical surroundings, but also the ideas, customs, values, and beliefs of a particular time and place. helps create an atmosphere and mood.
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally.
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