Literary Elements & Techniques
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the central message of a story
a series of events in a story
the person who writes a story
the name of a story
the time, place, and environment of a story
are the people, animals, or things that act like people in the story
the problem or struggle between opposing forces
the parts of a story
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
the turning point in a story; the most exciting moment of the story
comparison using like or as. "She is beautiful like a rose".
comparison not using like or as. "My heart is a rock."
exaggeration "My heart burns when I look at you."
giving human qualities to animals or objects. "The pure moon has to shut its eyes when you come by."
Use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning., words that sound like what they mean."Meow" "Buzz" "Boom"
descriptive language that create a picture or a concrete sensation, "The beautiful, white snow was falling gently and touching my nose on that cold winter day.
the feeling created in a reader by a text.
how the author feels about what they are writing about, The attitude of the author toward the audience and characters (e.g., serious or humorous).
Point of view
the perspective from which a story is told. FIrst person "I". Third person "he/she"
interruption in the present action of a plot to show events that happened in the past
the use of one thing to stand for or represent another. "A heart represents love."
repeating a sound, word, phrase, sentence or other element. "The bells, bells, bells, bells, toll..."
the opposite of what is expected
Character who is used as a contrast to another character (opposite characters)
A character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end
a character that changes throughout the story
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