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alliteration
The repetition of initial consonant sounds
onomatopoeia
Use of words to imitate sounds
simile
A comparison between two unlike things using the words like or as
haiku
Poem form that origianted in Japan and has three unrhymed lines
metaphor
A comparison between two unlike things without using like or as. A direct comparison.
cinquain
A five-lined unrhymed poem
personification
A nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human
hyperbole
An exaggerated statement used for effect and not to be taken literally
meter
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. The beat of a poem.
couplet
Two rhyming lines with the same number of feet
triplet
Three rhyming lines with the same number of feet
Limerick
A humorous five line poem that has an a, a, b, b, a rhyme scheme and orginated in Ireland.
ballad
A story in verse
free verse
Poetry that does not have a regular pattern or rhyme scheme.
quatrain
A four-lined poem that follows a set pattern.
rhyme scheme
Pattern of rhymes. Assign a letter to show each new rhyme.
setting
the time and place an action occurs
narrative
writing that tells a story
"She got up on the wrong side of the bed" is an example of what literary term?
idiom
"She sells seashells by the seashore" is an example of what literary term?
alliteration
Boom, creak, squeak are examples of what literary term?
onomatopoeia
"He is as quick as a cat" is an example of what literary term
simile
"The fog comes on little cat feet" is an example of what literary term?
metaphor
"The sun smiled on the earth" is an example of what literary term?
personification
"Kevin kicked the kettle" is an example of what literary term?
alliteration of the k sound.
"Her smile is like the sunshine" is an example of what literary term?
simile--it uses the word like to compare two things
"We have packed a million things for our vacation" is an example of what literary term?
hyperbole--exaggeration
"Bam! The door slammed shut" is an example of what literary term?
onomatopoeia-Bam! imitates a sound
"The rainbow was a bag of colorful candy" is an example of what literary term?
metaphor-compares two unlike things without using like or as.
"The cat smiled when she saw her toy" is an example of what literary term?
personification-giving the cat human quality of smiling
"The wind howled around the tall building" is an example of what literary term?
onomatopoeia-howl imitates the sound
"The sky is a bright blue canvas" is an example of what literary term?
metaphor-sky is compared to canvas without using like or as.
"Margot was an old photograph dusted from an album" is an example of what literary device?
metaphor
"The children were feeling the sun on their cheeks like a warm iron" is an example of what literary device?
simile
"The jungle was a nest of octopi" is an example of what literary device?
metaphor
"The jungle was clustering up great arms of fleshlike weed" is an example of what literary device?
personification
"The clildren listened to the silence which suspended them in a blessed sea of no sound and no motion" is an example of what literary device?
metaphor
"Then wildly, like animals escaped from their caves, they ran and ran in shouting circles" is an example of what literary device?
simile
"They stood as if someone had driven them, like so many stakes, into the floor" is an example of what literary device?
simile
Characters are introduced during this part of a story's plot.
exposition
Events build toward the climax in this part of a story's plot.
rising action
This is the high point of the story at which the eventual outcome becomes clear.
climax
The events following the climax occur in this part of a story's plot.
falling action
All the loose ends are tied up in this part of a story's plot.
resolution
The arrangement of events in a story is called the _______.
plot
The struggle between two opposing forces is called __________.
conflict
A struggle within one character is what type of conflict?
internal
A struggle between a character and an outside force is called __________ conflict.
external
Writing that is not meant to be taken literally
figurative language
"Talk of your cold! through the parka's fold/it stabbed like a driven nail." from "The Cremation of Sam McGee" is an example of what literary device?
simile
"A promise made is a debt unpaid" is an example of what literary device?
metaphor
"It's the cursed cold, and it's got right hold/till I'm chilled clean through to the bone" is an example of what literary device?
hyperbole
"the stars o'erhead/were dancing heel and toe," is an example of what literary device?
Personification
"And the heavens scowled," is an example of what literary device?
personification