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Literary terms

QuestionAnswer
a comparison of two things using the words “like” or “as” simile
a comparison of two things NOT using the words “like” or “as” metaphor
when an animal or object has human characteristics personification
an extreme exaggeration hyperbole
sound words onomatopoeia
when the beginning/initial consonant sound is repeated alliteration
when a word or phrase is repeated refrain
when two or more words have the same ending sound rhyme
when an object stands for/represents something else symbolism
character’s spoken conversation dialogue
type or category of literature (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, historical fiction, realistic fiction) genre
how a story is told (1st person or 3rd person) point of view
writer’s attitude toward the subject he/she is writing tone
an expression that means something different- it’s raining cats and dogs idiom
problem in the story conflict
where and when the story takes place setting
main events in the story plot
the reason why the author writes a book/story author's purpose
the overall feeling of the story mood
the bigger message of the story (friendship, family, overcoming obstacles) theme
when you expect one thing and the opposite occurs irony
a short phrase that usually has the opposite meaning jumbo shrimp, pretty ugly oxymoron
Created by: torbear500
 

 



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