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What is a simile?
A comparison using like or as, resembles, or than
What is a metaphor?
a comparison without like or as
personification?
gives human qualities to things that aren't human
exaggeration?
(same as hyperbole)
overstating something, usually for purpose of creating a comic effect
understatement?
(opposite of hyperbole)
statement deliberately weakened to sound ironical or polite
onomatopoeia?
uses words to imitate real sounds
antecedent?
the word that a pronoun stands for
alliteration?
repetition of the same sound at the beginning or 2 or more words next to or near each other
consonance?
repetition of consonants in words stressed in the same place (but vowels are different)
irony
a difference between what the reader expects and what actually happens;
a difference between what author says and what author means
allusion/allusive
reference to a statement, or a person, place or event from literature, arts, history, religion, mythology, politics, or science or sports
refrain?
a repeated sound, word, phrease, line, or group of lines
interior monologue?
one talking to himself/herself
passive voice?
occurs when you make the object of an action into the subject of a sentence;
(to be + past participle = passsive voice);
it's indirect and inactive
assonance?
repetition of similar vowel sounds preceded and followed by different consonants
rhyme?
the use of syllable that sound alike to form a pattern, usually at the ends of lines of poetry.
omniscient?
the narrator is all knowing of all the characters feeling and thoughts
limited omniscient
the narrator knows everything about only ONE person
first person
the main character is the narrorator and does not know the thoughts and feelings of other characters besides himself
third person?
the narrator is looking for the outside/the third party of the story/character