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5-5BrenhamSSTerms

5-5 Short Story Terms

TermDefinition
alliteration repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together
simile a comparison using like or as
metaphor a comparison that does not use like or as
personification to give something nonhuman human characteristics
allusion a reference to something that everyone should know
foreshadowing to hint at the future
flashback to move back in time
symbol something that stands for itself as well as something else
motif an idea that keeps showing up in the story
irony the opposite of what one expects
Created by: rknebel