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literary elements

QuestionAnswer
foreshadowing An author's use of hints or clues to help the reader to predict what will happen in a story
symbol A concrete object that represents an abstract idea
plot The events in a story in chronological order
theme An author's statement about life, people, and/or institutions
irony when something unexpected happens in a story
setting time and place of a story
mood the dominant (or main) feeling in a story
imagery words that create pictures in our minds
onomatopoeia words that sound like the sounds they make (ex: pow, meow)
alliteration when sounds are repeated
simile comparing two things using the words like or as
metaphor comparing two things WITHOUT using the words like or as
personification giving human qualities to nonliving things
characterization the traits that describe the character
Created by: lynnv