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Irony is the contrast between what seems to be and what really is.
verbal irony
Verbal irony refers to the difference between what a character says and what he or she means.
situational irony
Irony of situation or situational irony occurs when events are contrary to what is expected.
dramatic irony
Dramatic irony describes a scene in which the audience or reader of a play knows more about a character's situation than the character does.
Alliteration is the repetition of sounds at the beginnings of words.
The fair breeze blew,the white foam flew
An allusion refers to something with which the reader is likely to be familieare such as a person, place or event from history, mythology, the Bible, or literature.
Hyperbole, or exaggeration, is the obvious stretching of the truth to emphasize stron feeling or to create humor.
A metaphor is a direct comparison between two unlike things. It does not use the word 'like' or 'as'
Onomatopoeia is the use of words that imitate the sounds they describe.
ex. plop, quack, bang, slush, crackle, tick-tock, meow, moo
Personification is a figure of speech in which poets give an animal, object, or idea human qualities, such as the ability to love, sing, cry, feel, talk, and make decisions
ex. Let the rain kiss you/Let the rain sing you a lullaby
A simile compares two unlike things using the word 'like' or 'as'
example:an orange moon rises like a shepherd to lead them
Foreshadowing provides hints or clues early in a story that anticipate what is to come.
A flash is an interruption in the story to show something that happened before that time.
Dialogue is the conversation of characters in a literary work.
Dialect is the form of a particular language spoken by people of a particular culture or region of the country.
Conflict refers to the stuggle between two opposing forces.
Internal Conflict
person against self-- a struggle within a character such as a problem decideing what is best to do or how to feel, act, or think about something.
External Conflicts
person against person; person against society; person against nature; person against fate
The antagonist opposes the main character(protagonist) of the story. The antagonist can be one person or a group of people; or a force of nature
The protagonist is the main character of a story who has a conflict with the antagonist (problem or villain). The protagonist is usually a sympathetic character, a hero, the one the reader pulls for to win in the end.