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A COMMONLY used expression not meant to be taken literally.
Ex. Play it by ear.
Idiom
When a character tells a story using the words "I" or "me." The author is a character in his own story.
First person point of view
The writer is not a character in his story. He is an observer. The words "he" or "she" are used to talk about characters.
Third person point of view
The way a character looks and acts
Characterization
The reason behind a character's actions.
Motive
When human actions are given to things.
Ex. The wind kissed my cheek.
Personification
DESCRIPTIVE ORIGINAL sentences not meant to be taken literally. They include personification, similes,and metaphors.
Figurative Language
Words that sound like the thing they describe
Ex. buzz
Onomatopoeia
Writing that tells a MADE-UP story
Fiction
Writing that tells about REAL people and/or events. Examples would include: biographies, autobiographies, essays, articles.
Non-fiction