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The development of a character within a story-when the author is clearly developing a character by describing at length the character's thoughts, dialogue, or interactions with other characters. Characterization
The lesson or message or moral of the story; what message or lesson is the author trying to communicate to his or his readers. Theme
The perspective from which the story is being told. This is an example of author's craft when the author uses an unique point of view to tell the story or changes the point of view in the story Point of view
A jump back in time during the story, often done to provide the reader with important background information about a character or event Flashback
A warning or indication of a future event in the story Foreshadowing
Repeating of words or phrases throughout the text. The repetition needs to happen many times to emphasize an important message Repetition
The tone and felling that the writer creates for the reader. Authors will often establish the mood based upon the actions and feelings of the characters. Tone or Mood
Comparisons between two unlike things using words. Simile
A comparisons between two unlike things. Metaphor
An object or action that means something more than its literal meaning. Symbolism
An author uses the same letter or sound to begin each word in a string of words. Alliteration
When a word sounds like it means. Onomatopeia
A figure of speech that makes reference to a well-known person event, or place Allusion
An exaggerated comment or line. Hyperbole
This occurs when an author gives animals, objects, ideas or actions, the qualities of humans. Personification
The use of descriptive language to create powerful images in the reader's mind. Often the author describes one of the five senses to help create the image. Imagery
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