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The repetition of beginning consonant sounds in words that are close together.

The repetition of beginning consonant sounds in words that are close together.

Alliteration

Alliteration

Overstating something, usually for the purpose of creating a dramatic effect.

Overstating something, usually for the purpose of creating a dramatic effect.

Exaggeration

Exaggeration

A word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and is

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

Figure of Speech

An expression peculiar to a particular culture that means something different from the literal

An expression peculiar to a particular culture that means something different from the literal meaning of the words.

Idiom

Idiom

Language that appeals to the senses.

Language that appeals to the senses.

Imagery

Imagery

The writer of a literary work or document.

The writer of a literary work or document.

Author

Author

A person or an animal in a story, a play, or another literary work.

A person or an animal in a story, a play, or another literary work.

Character

Character

The way a writer reveals the personality of a character.

The way a writer reveals the personality of a character.

Characterization

Characterization

The use of words to express the opposite of the literal meaning.

The use of words to express the opposite of the literal meaning.

Irony

Irony

The attitude a writer takes toward his or her subject, characters, and audience.

The attitude a writer takes toward his or her subject, characters, and audience.

Tone

Tone

A person’s account of his or her own life or part of it.

A person’s account of his or her own life or part of it.

Autobiography

Autobiography

A song or a poem that tells a story.

A song or a poem that tells a story.

Ballad

Ballad

An account of a person’s life or of part of it, written or told

An account of a person’s life or of part of it, written or told by another person.

Biography

Biography

A story that has no known author and was originally passed on from one

A story that has no known author and was originally passed on from one generation to another by word of mouth.

Folk Tale

Folk Tale

Poetry without a regular meter or rhyme scheme.

Poetry without a regular meter or rhyme scheme.

Free Verse

Free Verse

A prose account that is made up rather than true.

A prose account that is made up rather than true.

Fiction

Fiction

Prose writing that deals with real people, things, events, and places.

Prose writing that deals with real people, things, events, and places.

Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction

A poem that tells a story.

A poem that tells a story.

Narrative Poem

Narrative Poem

A five lined humorous or nonsensical poem that follows an aabba rhyme pattern.

A five lined humorous or nonsensical poem that follows an aabba rhyme pattern.

Limerick

Limerick

A work of literature meant to be performed for an audience by actors.

A work of literature meant to be performed for an audience by actors.

Drama

Drama

A struggle between opposing characters or opposing forces.

A struggle between opposing characters or opposing forces.

Conflict

Conflict

The perspective from which a story is told.

The perspective from which a story is told.

Point of View

Point of View

The series of related events that make up a story.

The series of related events that make up a story.

Plot

Plot

The time and place of the action of a literary work.

The time and place of the action of a literary work.

Setting

Setting

The final part of the story where the conflict is resolved and the story

The final part of the story where the conflict is resolved and the story is brought to a close.

Resolution

Resolution

The general idea or insight about life that a work of literature reveals.

The general idea or insight about life that a work of literature reveals.

Theme

Theme

The uncertainty or anxiety that a reader feels about what will happen next in

The uncertainty or anxiety that a reader feels about what will happen next in a story, novel, or drama.

Suspense

Suspense

The voice talking to us in a poem.

The voice talking to us in a poem.

Speaker

Speaker

A figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between two unlike

A figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between two unlike things.

Metaphor

Metaphor

The use of clues or hints to suggest events that will occur later in

The use of clues or hints to suggest events that will occur later in the plot.

Foreshadowing

Foreshadowing

The point in the story that creates that greatest suspense or interest.

The point in the story that creates that greatest suspense or interest.

Climax

Climax