Literary Techniques

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AntagonistA character or force in conflict with the main characterAllusionA reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of artverbal ironysarcasmPersonificationthe giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or ideaMoodFeeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the readerFlashbackpresent movement of the story is halted & a scene from the past is relived; readers relive the past moment in the present.Theme"lesson" about life we should learn from the story.point of viewthe narrator's perspectivefirst person point of viewthe narrator is one of the characters in the story.3rd person omniscient point of viewthe narrator is NOT a character but knows EVERYTHING about all of the characters.3rd person limited point of viewthe narrator is NOT a character in the story; the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of ONE character.ForeshadowingA warning or hint of a future eventchronological orderevents of the story occur in the same order in which they happened in "real" life with no flashbacks.IdiomA common, often-used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally.MetaphorA comparison without using like or asSimileA comparison using "like" or "as"

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