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Literary Devices

1st Person Point Of View
3rd Person Limited Point Of View
3rd Person Omniscient Point Of View
Allegory A story that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning.
Alliteration Repetition of beginning consonant sounds.
Antagonist The "Villon" of the the story who gets in the way of the protagonist.
Character A person/thing in a story.
Climax The turning point in the story where a character must make a decision abut the conflict.
Exposition The beginning of the story where we meet th characters and find out about the setting.
External Conflict A struggle between a character and an outside force.
Falling Action Where the problem in the story is being worked out.
Figurative Language The use of words with a meaning that is different than the literal interpretation.
Foreshadowing A warning about events coming up in the story.
Imagery The use of language to create an image in the readers mind.
Internal Conflict A struggle in a characters mind.
Memoir A record of events written by a person having personal knowledge of them.
Metaphor A comparison without using like or as.
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