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Elements of Lit

Elements of Literature

TermDefinition
plot the events in a story from start to finish
theme the breaking point in the stroy in the story
climax highest or most exciting point in the story
resolution how the story wraps up and ends
point of view the angle from which the story is told
setting the time and place of the story
dialogue words spoken by characters
personification an inanimate object given human qualities
simile comparisons using "like" or "as"
metaphor comparison NOT using "like" or "as"
alliteration when two or more words next to each other start with the same letter
hyperbole an exaggeration
synonyms words that mean the same thing
antonyms words with opposite meanings
homonyms words that sound alike but have different meanings
Created by: Radeke