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help the readers visualize what the writer is thinking (metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia)
an extremely exaggerated statement not meant to be taken literally
Ex. My boyfriend left me, so I cried a river.
creates a mental picture for the reader that activates the auditory, tactile, visual, olfactory, and gustatory senses
a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse; often repeated
First person point of view
the narrator that is the main character in the story- refers to himself/herself
the narrator is NOT a character in the story; an outside observer- talks about the thoughts and feelings of one character
the narrator is not a character in the story and is "all knowing" (access to the thoughts and feeling of all characters)
the narrator is separate from all the minds of all the characters; has an overview of all the actions
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