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conflict
a struggle between opposing forces or points of view.
foreshadowing
the use of clues or hints in a story to suggest what is to come.
irony
a contrast or incongruity between what is stated and what is really meant, or between what is expected to happen and what actually does happen.
metaphor
a comparison between two unlike things with the intent of giving added meaning to one of them. It does not use connecting words: like, as, than
personification
giving lifelike qualities to inanimate objects.
simile
a comparison made between two dissimilar things through the use of a specific word of comparison, such as: like, as. than.
symbol
any object, person, place, or thing that has a meaning in itself and that also stands for something greater or larger than itself. (quality, attitued, belief, or value)
theme
the central idea or meaning of a story. The point the author is trying to get across.