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The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words in a poem or other literary work.
Alliteration
A person, animal, or thing in a story, play, or other literary work.
Character
A struggle or clash between characters or outside forces.
Conflict
An extreme exaggeration.
Hyperbole
When you expect one thing, and something entirely different happens.
Irony
A way of speaking in a particular place or of a particular group of people.
Dialect
The use of clues or hints suggesting events that will happen later in a story.
Foreshadowing
A comparison of two unlike things in which one thing IS something else.
Metaphor
Putting a poem or story in your own words.
Paraphrase
The time and place of a story or play.
Setting
A comparison of two things using “like” or “as”.
Simile
The uncertainty or anxiety we feel about what will happen in a story.
Suspense
The attitude a writer takes in a story to make the reader feel a certain way.
Tone/Mood
A word that means the same or about the same as another word.
Synonym
A word that means the opposite of another word.
Antonym
The life story of a person, written by that person.
Autobiography
Giving human characteristics to non-human things.
Personification
The use of a word like “buzz” or “hiss” in which the word and the noise sound the same.
Onomatopoeia
The history of a person’s life written by someone else.
Biography
A made-up story that takes place during an important time in history.
Historical Fiction
A story with a made-up plot and characters.
Fiction
A story that actually happened.
Non-fiction
A made-up story about future life, planets, or scientific ideas.
Science Fiction
A story that teaches a lesson using persons, animals, or objects.
Fable
An implied comparison that continues through an entire poem.
Extended Metaphor
A character that changes during the story.
Dynamic character
A character that stays the same through out the story.
Static Character
When you use context clues and your own knowledge to figure out what the author of a story or poem is suggesting.
Inference/To Infer
Stories in which the characters try to answer questions about secrets or crimes.
Mystery
Made-up stories about situations that could actually happen in real life.
Realistic Fiction
Stories that have characters with supernatural powers.
Fantasy
Stories that are based on gods and goddesses of different cultures.
Myths
The sequence of events in a story.
Plot
An unexpected turn of events in a story; a surprise ending.
Plot Twist
A story written in the form of a play.
Drama
A type of literature that is written in lines and stanzas, with or without rhyme, showing emotion and imagination.
Poetry
The lesson or message the author is trying to get across to the reader.
Theme
What a story or passage is mainly about.
Main Idea