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the use of words that begin with the same sound near one another (as in wild and woolly or a babbling brook)
a brief reference to a person, event, place, or phrase
the way an author presents characters
the emotions, values, or images associated with a word
Dictionary Definition of a word
word choice used to convey a certain effect.
The language of a particular district, class, or group of persons.
a conversation between two or more persons
a past incident recurring clearly in the mind
indicates beforehand, portend, foretell
language that suggests how someone or something looks, sounds, feels, smells, or tastes
comparison of things not using like or as
act of ascribing human qualities to an inhuman object.
Point of view
the perspective from which the story is told.
knows everything, may reveal the motivations, thoughts and feelings of the characters, and gives the reader information.
presents the action and the characters' speech, without comment or emotion. The reader has to interpret them and uncover their meaning.
environment, time and place of the action in a book
comparison of things using like or as
a word or object that stands for another word or object.
a common threads or repeated idea that is incorporated throughout a literary work
the writer's attitude toward the material and/or readers.
A distinctive or repeated idea used in a literary piece of work.