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A repetition of inital, or beginnning, sounds in two or more consecutive or neighboring words.
Alliteration
A comparison based upon the resemblance in some particular ways between things that are otherwise unlike.
Analogy
A short account of an interesting, amusing or biographical occurrance.
Anectdote
An event that isless important that what occurred before it.
Anticlimax
Language that was once common in a particular historic period but which is no longer commonly used.
Archaic Language
The relationship in which one condition brings about another condition as a direct result. The result, or consequence, is called the effect.
Cause and Effect
The ways in which the author shows how a character changes as the story proceeds.
Character Development
To arrange according to a category or trait.
Classify
The moment when the action in a story reachers its greatest conflict.
Climax
To examine the likeness and differences of two people, ideas, or things. (contrast always emphasizes differnes. Cmopare may focus on likenesses alone or on liknesses and differences.)
Compare and Contract
The main source of drama and tension in a literary work; the discord between persons or forces that brings about dramatic action.
Conflict
Something suggested or implied, no actually stated.
Connotation
An account that gives the reader a mental image or picture of something.
Description
A form of language used in a certain geographic region; it is distinguished from the standard form of language by pronunciation, grammar, and/or vocabulary.
Dialect
The parts of a literary work that represent conversation.
Dialouge
A piece of information that can be proven or verified.
Fact
Description of one thing in terms usually used for something else. Similie and metaphor are examples of this.
Figurative Languauge
The insertion of an earlier event into the normal chronolohical sequence of a narrative.
Flashback
The use of clues to give readers a hint of evenets that will occur later on.
Foreshadowing
Fiction represented in a setting true to the history of the time in which the story takes place.
Historical Fiction
Language that appeals to the senses; the use of figures of speech or vivid descriptions to produce mental images.
Imagery
The use of words to express the opposite of their literal meaning.
Irony
A story handed down from earlier times; its truth is probably accepted but cannot be verified.
Legend
A humorous five-lined poem with a specific form: aabba. Lines 1, 2 and 5 are longer thant lines 3 and 4.
Limerick
A figure of speech that compares two unline things WITHOUT the used of like or as.
Metaphor
The feeling the author creates for the reader.
Mood
The reasons for the behavior of a character.
Motivation
The type of writing that tells a story.
Narrative
The character who tells the story.
Narrator
A personal point of view or belief.
Opinion
Writing that ridicules or imitates something more serious.
Parody
A figure of speech in which an inanimate object or and abstract idea is given human characteristices.
Personification
A literary work that is written in dialouge form and that is uaully performed before an audience.
Play
The arrangement or sequence of events in a story.
Plot
The perspective from which a story is told.
Point of view
The main character.
Protagonist
A play on words that are similar in sound but are different in meaning.
Pun
True-to-life fiction; the people, places abd happeninings are similar to those in real life.
Realistic fiction
The part of a plot from the climax to the ending where the main dramatic conflict is worked out.
Resolition
A literary work that pokes fun at individual or societal weakness.
Satire
The placement of story elements in the order of the occurrance.
Sequencing
The time and place in which the story occurs.
Setting
A figure of speech that uses LIKE or AS to compare to unlike things.
Simile
A character whose personality traits represent a group rather than an individual.
Stereotype
Quality that causes readers to wonder what will happen next.
Suspense
The use of a thing, character, object or idea to represent something else
Symbolism
An exagerated story detailing unbelievable events.
Tall tale
The main idea of a literary work; the messge the author wants to communicate, sometimes expressed as a generalization about life.
Theme
The quality or feeling conveyed by the work; the author's atyle or manner of expression.
Tone