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Flashback
Literary work that interrupts the sequence of events to relate an event from and earlier time
Foreshadowing
literary work of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur
Hyperbole
a deliberate exaggeration or overstatement
Image
a word or phrase that appeals to one or more of the give senses-- sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell.
Imagery
The description or figurative language used in literature to create word pictures
Indirect characterization
author tells what a charactor looks like, does, and says how other characters react to him or her, readers draw conclusions about character
Inversion
a change in the normal word order
Irony
involve differences between appearance and reality, expectation and result, or meaning and intention
Irony of situation
an event occurs that contrasts the expectations of the caracters, the reader, or the audience
Juxtaposition
poetic or rhetorical device in which normally unassociated ideas, words, or phrases are placed next to one another
Literal language
uses words in their ordinary senes, the opposite of figurative language
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken of as though it were something else
Metonymy
the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it
Monologue
a speech by one character in a play, story, or poem
Motif
serves as a basis for an expanded narractive and is a recurring feature in the word
Motivation
a reason that explains or partially explains a character's thoughts, feelings, actions, or behavior
Narrator
a speaker or character who tells a story
Omniscient narrator
an all-knowing third person narrator and can reveal to readers what the characters think and feel
Onomatopoeia
the use of words that imitate sounds
Oxymoron
combines two opposing or contradictory ideas (freezing fire)