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CAHSEE Literary Terms

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Foil   two characters whose characteristics seem more extreme when you compare them to each other  
Symbolism   use real things to represent something else  
Allegory   a story with a moral  
Soliloquy   when a character makes a long speech to the audience  
Opinion   the emotions, evaluations, and reactions of one person  
Simile   a comparison using "like" or "as"  
Genre   a category or type  
Aside   lines said by characters to the audience  
Dialogue   conversation between two or more people  
Statistics   numbers that provide evidence  
Imagery   writer describes things using the five senses  
Monologue   a speech made by one character  
Setting   the location and time of a piece of literature  
Repetition   the use of the same ideas, images and sounds more than once  
Fact   information that can be verified, the truth  
Irony   words that are the opposite of the real meaning of the words  
Metaphor   a comparison between two things  
Mood   the feeling the reader gets when they read  
Tone   the feeling the writer is trying to give through their words  


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