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The repetition of beginning consonant sounds in words that are close together.
Overstating something, usually for the purpose of creating a dramatic effect.
A word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and is not meant to be understood as literally true.
Figure of Speech
An expression peculiar to a particular culture that means something different from the literal meaning of the words.
Language that appeals to the senses.
The writer of a literary work or document.
A person or an animal in a story, a play, or another literary work.
The way a writer reveals the personality of a character.
The use of words to express the opposite of the literal meaning.
The attitude a writer takes toward his or her subject, characters, and audience.
A person’s account of his or her own life or part of it.
A song or a poem that tells a story.
An account of a person’s life or of part of it, written or told by another person.
A story that has no known author and was originally passed on from one generation to another by word of mouth.
Poetry without a regular meter or rhyme scheme.
A prose account that is made up rather than true.
Prose writing that deals with real people, things, events, and places.
A poem that tells a story.
A five lined humorous or nonsensical poem that follows an aabba rhyme pattern.
A work of literature meant to be performed for an audience by actors.
A struggle between opposing characters or opposing forces.
The perspective from which a story is told.
Point of View
The series of related events that make up a story.
The time and place of the action of a literary work.
The final part of the story where the conflict is resolved and the story is brought to a close.
The general idea or insight about life that a work of literature reveals.
The uncertainty or anxiety that a reader feels about what will happen next in a story, novel, or drama.
The voice talking to us in a poem.
A figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between two unlike things.
The use of clues or hints to suggest events that will occur later in the plot.
The point in the story that creates that greatest suspense or interest.