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Authors Craft Term

Characterization The development of a character within a story-when the author id clearly developing a character by describing at length the characters thoughts, dialogue , or interactions with othercharacters
theme The lesson or message or moral of the story ; what message or lesson is the author trying to communicate to his or her readers?
point of veiw The perspective from which the story is being told. This is a example of authors craft when the author uses an unique point of view to tell the story or changes the point of view in the story
Flashback A jump back i time during the story, often done to provide the reader with important background information about a character or past event.
foreshadowing a warning or indication of a future event in the story.
repetition repeating of a words or phrases throughout the text. The repetition needs to happen many times to emphasize and important message.
Tone or mood The tone and feeling that the writer creates for the reader. Authors will often establish the mood based upon the actions and feelings of the character in the story.
simile comparisons between two unlike things using like or as .
metaphor a comparison between two unlike things.
symbolism An object or action that means something more than its literal meaning.
alliteration An author uses the same letter or sound to begin each word in a string of words.
onomatopoeia when a word sounds like what it means.
allusion a figure of speech that makes reference to a well-known person event or place.
hyperbole an exaggerated comment or line
personification This occurs when an author gives animals, objects ideas or actions, the qualities of humans
imaginary The use of descriptive language to create powerful images in the readers mind. Often the author describes one of the five scenes to help create the image.
Created by: MariaMitchell



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