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personification
giving human traits to something that is non-human
3rd person Limited
point of view: the narrator tells us what one character thinks, feels, and observes.
3rd person omniscient
point of view: the narrator is all knowing. this point of view allows the narrator to relate the thoughts and feelings of several, if not all, the story's characters.(when the narrator reveals the thoughts and feelings of more than one character)
1st person
point of view: the narrator is a character in the story and uses pronouns such as i, me, we.
figurative language
language based on some kind of comparison that is not literally true
hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration or overstatement
symbol
object, person, idea, or action that represents something other than itself, anything that stands for something other than itself
theme
central idea(s) or insight(s) about life

A work can definitely have more than one of these central ideas or insights about life!
climax
turning point in a story: highest point of interest