Save
Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know (0)
Remaining cards (0)
Know (0)
0:00
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

8th ELA

Literary Techniques

TermDefinition
suspense a feeling of excitement curiosity, or expectatoin about what will happen
foreshadowing important hints that an author drops to prepare the reader for what is to come
flashback interruption of the chronilogical order to present something that occured for the begginning of the story
dialogue the conversatoins that characters have with one another
dialect speech that reflects pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar typical of a graphical region
tone the attitude of a writer toward a subject or audience
mood the feeeling a piece of literature is intended to create in a reader
denotatoin the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests
connotation an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
imagery words or phrases that appeal to the reader's senses
symbolism the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.
alliteration the repetion of initial consonant sounds used especially in poetry to emphasize and link words as well as to create pleasing, musical sounds
onomatopoeia the use of words to imitate sounds
personification giving a non human, human like characteristics
hyperbole a purposeful exaggeration for emphasis or humor
idioms an idiom is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning. An idiom's figurative meaning is different from the literal meaning.
verbal irony occurs when words are used to suggest the opposite of their usual meaning
situational irony when an event occurs that directly contradicts expectations
dramatic irony by which the full significance of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character
similie comparison of two things using the words like or as
metaphor comparison of two things essentially different but with some commonalities does not use the words like or as
Created by: gracekgrady
 

 



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards