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TOOLS FOR WRITERS

CARMALT - techniques writers use for expressive writing

DEFINITIONWRITER'S TOOL
repetition of the same sound at the beginning of two or more words alliteration
a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using "like" or "as" simile
something talked aobut through hints allusion
time and location in which the story takes place setting
repetition of words that have the same vowel sounds assonance
actions or events that move the story along plot
invented words that sound like the real sounds onomatopoeia
people or creatures of a story characters
feeling of a story; can be sad, happy, gloomy, suspenseful, etc. mood
high point of a story that usually happens just before the ending climax
words that help the reader form pictures in their mind imagery
conversation between two or more characters dialogue
comparison of different things to show likeness but does not use "like" or "as" metaphor
extreme exaggeration used to express and idea or opinion hyperbole
use of words to express something different from (and often opposite of) their literal meaning; contrast between what is said and what was the intended meaning irony
Created by: EM4CARMALT