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Literary Terms

foreshadowing Clues that suggest events that have yet to occur
metaphor comparison of two things that are basically unlike but have some qualities in common.
irony special kind of contrast between appearance and reality—usually one in which reality is the opposite of what it seems
personification The giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
alliteration the repetition of a consonant sound 1) Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers 2) cool cat
allusion reference in literature to a familiar person
antagonist against protagonist
autobiography author's account of his/her own life
biography story of a person's life by another person
mood a feeling, in the reader, the author creates through his/her word choice
tone the author's feeling toward his/her subject
theme the lesson of a story
external conflict man vs. man/man vs. nature
internal conflict man vs. self/man vs. society
resolution how a story ends
narration the point of view from which a story is told
climax the point in a story when the protagonist faces his/her conflict
Created by: daphnecm