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Literary Terms

Mrs. Foldesy's English Literary Terms for mid terms 2018

TermDefinition
allusion a reference to a person, place, or event which the author believes the reader will be familiar
characterization the techniques a writer uses to create and develop a character
hyperbole an extreme exaggeration
metaphor comparing two unlike things with a similar quality w/out like or as
onomatopoeia words that echo their meaning- hiss, buzz
personification giving an inanimate object/ animal human characteristics
short story a story that can be read in one sitting
simile comparing two things w/ like or
exposition happens at the beginning of a story where the author establishes the setting, background and protagonist
Alliteration the repetition of constant beginning sounds
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