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Author Craft

To under stand the things Authors do

Imagery The use of descriptive language to create powerful images in the readers mind. (usually five senses)
Personification This occurs when an author gives animals,objects,ideas, or actions,the qualities of humans
Hyperbole An exaggerated comment or line
Allusion A figure of speech that makes reference to a well-known person,event,or place
Onomatopoeia When a word sounds like what it means
Alliteration An author uses the same letter or sound to begin each word in a string of words
Symbolism An object or action that means something more than its literal meaning
Metaphor a comparison between two unlike things
Simile comparison between two unlike things using words like and as
Tone or mood the tone and feeling that the writer creates for the reader
Repetition repeating of the words or phrases
Foreshadowing a warning of indication
Flashback A jump back in time during the story, often done to provide the reader with important background information about a character or past event
Theme The lesson ,message, or moral of the story
Point of veiw The perspective from which the story is being told
Characterization The development of a character within the story
Created by: grant lewis



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