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What is Alliteration
series of words or phrases that all (or almost all) start with the same sound.
100
What is Personification
when a nonhuman figure or other abstract concept or element is described as having human-like qualities or characteristics.
100
What is Repetition
when a word or phrase is written multiple times, usually for the purpose of emphasis. It is often used in poetry (for purposes of rhythm as well).
100
What is Central Idea or theme
The Lesson or Main idea of a Text
100
What is Euphemism
when a more mild or indirect word or expression is used in place of another word or phrase that is considered harsh, blunt, vulgar, or unpleasant.
200
What is Simile
a type of metaphor in which an object, idea, character, action, etc., is compared to another thing using the words "as" or "like
200
What is Symbolism
refers to the use of an object, figure, event, situation, or other idea in a written work to represent something else—typically a broader message or deeper meaning that differs from its literal meaning.
200
What is Satire
genre of writing that criticizes something, such as a person, behavior, belief, government, or society.
200
What is Allusion
when an author makes an indirect reference to a figure, place, event, or idea originating from outside the text
200
What is Foreshadowing
when an author indirectly hints at—through things such as dialogue, description, or characters’ actions—what’s to come later on in the story
300
What is Onomatopoeia
is a word (or group of words) that represents a sound and actually resembles or imitates the sound it stands for. It is often used for dramatic, realistic, or poetic effect.
300
What is Metaphor
when ideas, actions, or objects are described in non-literal terms. In short, it’s when an author compares one thing to another. The two things being described usually share something in common but are unalike in all other respects.
300
What is Protagonist
The Main Character or hero
300
What is Epigraph
when an author inserts a famous quotation, poem, song, or other short passage or text at the beginning of a larger text
300
What is Setting
The Place and Tome of a story
400
What is Paradox
a statement that appears illogical or self-contradictory but, upon investigation, might actually be true or plausible.
400
What is Tone
an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience
400
What is Antagonist
The main rival or the hero or main character
400
What is Juxtaposition
the comparing and contrasting of two or more different (usually opposite) ideas, characters, objects, etc.
400
What is Mood
the general feeling the writer wants the audience to have. The writer can achieve this through description, setting, dialogue, and word choice.
500
What is Oxymoron
a combination of two words that, together, express a contradictory meaning. This device is often used for emphasis, for humor, to create tension, or to illustrate a paradox (see next entry for more information on paradoxes)
500
What is Irony
when a statement is used to express an opposite meaning than the one literally expressed by it
500
What is Imagery
when an author describes a scene, thing, or idea so that it appeals to our senses (taste, smell, sight, touch, or hearing). This device is often used to help the reader clearly visualize parts of the story by creating a strong mental picture.
500
What is flashback
an interruption in a narrative that depicts events that have already occurred, either before the present time or before the time at which the narration takes place.
500
What is Hyperbole
an exaggerated statement that's not meant to be taken literally by the reader. It is often used for comedic effect and/or emphasis




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