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allusion
When I was running late this morning I thought, "to be late, or not to be late; that is the questions."
metaphor
Students are sailors on a journey.
simile
The moon hung like a light bulb in the sky.
figurative language
Why are you dancing around the subject?
alliteration
Mike's mean mother meant well.
repetition
Without a dream, without faith, without hope, there is mothing.
parallelism
I like to dance; John likes to sing; and Crystal likes to act.
imagery
The bruise on her arm was purple at top, blue at center, and the size of a dime.
personification
Your homework will rise up and bite you if you put it off.
situational irony
The doctor's office closed down due to illness.
rhyme
I love that glove; where did you get it?
understatement
The tornado made the task of driving a bit more difficult.
hyberbole
I've told you a billion times to clean this room!
assonance
I should have studied more; I hate this grade.
consonance
Throw the stick and the dog will watch and fetch.
oxymoron
jumbo shrimp
foreshadowing
details that hint at what is to come
analogy
For answers successfully arrived at solutions to difficulties previously discussed, and one cannot untie if he is ignorant of it.
flashback
A device that allows the writer to present events that happened before the time of the current narration or the current events in the fiction. Various methods can be used, including memories, dream sequences, or stories.
onomatopoeia
moo, quack, smack, bleet
mood, tone, or attitude
Morose, macabre, grim, gothic- these words describe the _______ of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."
stereotype
A flat character which is known by its familiar characteristics.
analogy
For answers successfully arrived at are solutions to difficulties previously discussed and one cannot untie a knot if he is ignorant of it.
1st person point of view
In "Gulliver's Travels," Swift uses this by making the main character the actual narrator.
round character
Numerous details help make the character seem real and fully developed.