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Literary Terms Vocab

Imagery Imageryis concrete details that appeal to the senses. By using specific images, an author establishes mood and arouses emotion in his readers
Mood The overall emotion created by a work of literature.
Tone The attitude that a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character. The author reveals attitude through word choice and details.
Symbolism a symbol is a person, place, event, or object that has meaning in itself but suggests other meaings as well. Symbolism is the term for using symbols.
Similie A comparison between two unlike things using a word such sd like, as or than
Metaphor A comparison between two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another thing
Onomatopoeia The use of a word whose sound in some degree imitates or suggests its meaning
Personification When an animal, object, natural force, or an idea is given personality, or described as if it were human.
Alliteration The repitition of same or very similar consonant sounds in words that are close togehter.
Hyperbole An extreme exaggeration to create emphasis or effect.
Benediction Blessing (noun)
Immortality Endless life (noun)
Legitimate Allowed by law (adjective)
Resolute Purposeful; determined (adjective)
Tremor Quiver; vibration (noun)
Created by: sara3838