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Figurative Language, Foreshadowing, Flashback, Point of View and Theme
Terms in this set (23)
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste).
A comparison using like or as.
A comparison without using like or as.
Giving human qualities to animals or objects.
An extreme exaggeration, usually funny.
Words that imitate sounds.
An expression that has been overused to the extent that its freshness has worn off
A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.
Anything which stands for something else more than abstract.
The use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot.
Occurs when the author tells about an event that happened before the time of the story.
The main idea or lesson that an author wants the reader to know. Often it is the idea on which the story is built.
Is simply the topic.
The struggle between two upossing forces.
Plot events that are repeated in several stories from different cultures.
Controls the story, the person telling it.
Omniscient Point of View
The narrator is not in the story, knows all, can tell us everything about every character.
1st Person Point of View
The narrator is in the story, uses first-person pronouns, tells us only what he or she thinks or experiences.
3rd Person Point of view
The narrator gives one characters thoughts and reactions, uses third-person pronouns, tells little about other characters.
Is the attitude a speaker or writer takes toward a subject, character, or audience.
Point of View
The vantage point from which the story is told.
Is the writers distinctive use of language and his or her overall style.
The writers choice of words.
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