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Literary terms

TermDefinition
Theme The central, unifying element of the text, which ties together all of the other elements of the text used by the author.
Nuance a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.
Symbolism the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.
Oxymoron a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
Simile a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g., as brave as a lion, crazy like a fox )
Metaphor a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
Foreshadowing a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story. Foreshadowing often appears at the beginning of a story or a chapter and helps the reader develop expectations about the coming events in a story.
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