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Alliteration
Repetition of consanant sounds at the beginning of words
Allusion
A reference to a well known piece of art, literature, etc.
Antagonist
Character in a book or poem who goes against another main character
Character
person in a book
Concrete Poem
Poem that doesnt have to rhyme but it is in the shape of the object about which it is written
Conflict
struggle or plot in a story
Dialogue
Conversation
Extended Metaphor
Comparing many objects to one other object w/o using like or as
Figurative Language
Words that are not to be taken literally (not the exact meaning)
i.e. I am so hungry I could eat an elephant
Foreshadowing
Hinting to something that will happen later in the book
Genre
Category into which a work falls
Free Verse
A poem that doesnt have to rhyme and is like regular speech
Image
A Word or phrase that appeals to one of the 5 senses
Irony
The difference between what somebody says and what they mean or what you understand
Metaphor
Comparing something to another thing without using like or as
Round Character
A character with many obvious traits
Simile
Comparing two things using like or as
Suspense
What an interesting story causes that makes you eager to find out what happens next
Theme
Underlying Idea that ties the story together
Moral
Lesson(s) learned from a story
Motivation
What pushes a character to do what he does
Narrative Poem
A poem that doesnt have to rhyme and it tells a story
narrator
the person who tells the story
Onomatopoeia
Sound written in letters. i.e. grrrrrrr
Personification
Giving human traits to inanimate objects
Plot
What happens in the story
Poetry
Using less words to describe more
Point of View
From where the story is told
Prose
Regular Speech as a poem
Protagonist
Main Character in a story
Refrain
to stop from doing
Repetition
Saying the same sound or word over and over again
Rhyme
Two words with similar sounds at the end
Rhythm
beat of the poem
Setting
Where a story takes place
Stanza
A group of lines in poetry
Symbol
A word that stands for something
Refrain
to stop from doing
Repetition
Saying the same sound or word over and over again
Rhyme
Two words with similar sounds at the end
Rhythm
beat of the poem
Setting
Where a story takes place
Stanza
A group of lines in poetry
Symbol
A word that stands for something