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VAHS Lit. Terms

Lit techniques, sounds, narrative techniques, parts of a story

personification a non-human given human qualities
metaphor comparing two things without using like or as
simile comparing two things using like or as
alliteration repeated initial sound or first letters within a line, phrase or sentence
onomatopoeia words that make it sound as if you can actually hear it
hyperbole exaggerating the truth
assonance repeating of vowel sounds
conflict internal conflict- a conflict between himself or herself external conflict- the chataracter vs. another character
climax the high point of a story
resolution how the problem is fixed
setting when and where the story is taken place
point of view form what perspective the story is told
first person point of view told form the eyes of someone in the story
third person point of view not involved in the story and knows everything
narrator the person telling the story
mood what the author wants you to feel
theme author's message or purpose of a story
character the "who" of the story
irony a contrast between what is expected and what happened
plot sequence of events in a literary word
foreshadowing clues telling what will happen
flashback a character who is going back in time to remember thoughts
imagery how something is described using the 5 senses
allusion reference of famous people, place, event, or work of literature
dynamic character character that changes during the story
flat character we don't know everything about them
static character character doesn't change
symbolism anything that represents something else
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