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Literary Devices

Simle comparing two things using like or as
Metaphor comparing two things without using like or as
Personification giving an animal, object, or idea human like characteristics
Alliteration two or more words close together that start with the same sound
Hyperbole an extreme exaggeration
imagery language that appeals to at least one of the five sense
Characterization describes a character's actions, appearance, and behavior
Direct characterization the character is describes directly, using an adjective
Indirect characterization the characterization is implied through the character's thoughts, actions, or words
Tone the author/speaker's attitude toward a subject or audience
Mood the atmosphere of the writing, how the writing makes you feel
Conflict a struggle or obstacle that a character faces
Internal conflict the struggle is happening within the character, inside his/her mind
External Conflict the struggle is happening outside of the character's body
Setting when and where the story takes place
Symbolism when an object is used to represent an idea or emotion
Theme the main idea of the story, the "big idea"
Point of View the perspective the story is being told from
1st Person Point of View when the narrator uses "I" or "me"
3rd Person Point of View when the narrator uses "he" or "she"
Created by: sroberts1



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