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Literary Terms Review game
WHAT ARE LITERARY TERMS? LITERARY TERMS ARE TECHNIQUES WRITERS USE TO ENGAGE THEIR READERS BEYOND THE LITERAL MEANING OF THE TEXT.
Alliteration Group of words with the same beginning sound. Examples : Drew drew Drew Reshetar rides rollercoasters drowning in debt a sea of sea shells
Example #1: “From the time I was really little-maybe just few months old-words were like sweet, liquid gifts, and I drank them like emonade. ” ~Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper Example #2: Tongue Twisters are great examples of alliteration… Three grey geese in a green field grazing, Grey were the geese and green was the grazing.
ALLUSION State something without giving an explanation Examples: I was surprised his nose was not growing like Pinocchio’s.
FLASHBACK To look back at the past Examples:
FORESHADOWING To give a hint or a clue about what will happen in the future Examples:
Hyperbole Exaggeration on purpose Examples: I waited an eternity for summer to get here! He could have slept for a year. This book weighs a ton.
I am making a pizza the size of the sun, a pizza that’s sure to weigh more than a ton, a pizza too massive to pick up and toss, a pizza resplendent with oceans of sauce. I’m topping my pizza with mountains of cheese, with acres of peppers, pimentos, and peas, with mushrooms, tomatoes, and sausage galore, with every last olive they had at the store. My pizza is sure to be one of a kind, my pizza will leave other pizzas behind, my pizza will be a delectable treat that all who love pizza are welcome to eat. The oven is hot, I believe it will take a year and a half for my pizza to bake. I hardly can wait till my pizza is done, my wonderful pizza the size of the sun. Jack Prelutsky
Metaphor A comparison of two things NOT using like or as Examples : the world's a stage he was a lion in battle drowning in debt a sea of troubles.
Onomatopoeia A word that imitate a sound. Examples : crash buzz quack zoom
ONOMATOTODAY In the morning yawn, stretch to the bathroom scratch, blink in the shower scrub, splash to the closet whisk, rustle down the hall thump, creak in the kitchen clank, clink to the car click, slam on the road honk, screech at the office tick, ring out to lunch munch, slurp return home thug, moan on to bed shuffle, snore Cathy Christensen
Personification Things or ideas are given human qualities. Examples : The wind screamed my name. The window flew open. The book jumped out of my locker.
Simile Comparing two things are using the “like” or “as”. Examples : She felt like a wilted flower. The boy charged in the room like a bull! This class is like a 3 ring circus!
Setting When/where a story takes place Examples : ?
The aliens have landed! It’s distressing, but they’re here. They piloted their flying saucer Through our atmosphere. They landed like a meteor Engulfed in smoke and flame. Then out they climbed immersed in slime And burbled as they came. Their hands are greasy tentacles. Their heads are weird machines. Their bodies look like cauliflower And smell like dead sardines. Their blood is liquid helium. Their eyes are made of granite. Their breath exudes the stench of foods From some unearthly planet. Kenn Nesbitt And if you want to see these Sickly, unattractive creatures, You’ll find them working in your school; They all got jobs as teachers!