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Alliteration

The repetition of the same or very similar consonant sounds that are close together.

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Allusion

A reference to a statement, a person a place, or an event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, or science.

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Autobiography

The story of a person's life, written or told by that person.

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Biography

The story of a real persons life, written or told by another person

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Character

A person or an animal in a story, play, or onther literary work

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1.Conflict

2.External Conflict

3.Internal Conflict

1.A struggle or clash between opposing characters or opposing forces.

2.A struggle between a character and some outside force.

3.A struggle between two opposing desires or emotions with a person.

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1.Connotion

2.Denotation

1.The feelings and associations that have come to be attached to a word.

2. Dictionary definitions

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Description

A clear image of something, usally by using details that appeal to one or more of the senses. Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste, and Touch.

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Dialect

A way of speaking characters of a particular religion or of a particular group

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Dialouge

Convresation between two or more characters.

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Fable

A very brief story in prose or verse that teaches a moral practical lesson about how to succeed in life.

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Fantasy

Imaginative writing that carries the reader into an invented world where the laws of nature as we know them do not operate.

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Figure of Speech

A word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of something else and is not literally true.

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Flashback

A scene that breaks the normal time of order of the plot to show a past event

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Folk Tale

A story wth no known author, originally passed on from one generation to another by word of mouth

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Foreshadowing

The use of clues or hints to suggest events that occur later in the plot.

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Free Verse

Poetry that is "free of a regular meter and rhyme scheme

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Imagery

Language that appeals to the senses,to

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Irony

A contrast between what is expected and what really happens

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Legend

A storyusally based on some historical facts that has been handed down frome one generation to the next

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Limerick

A humerous five-line verse that has a regular meter and the rhyme scheme.

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Main Idea

The most important idea expressed in a piece of writing

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Metaphor

A comparison between two unlike things in which one thing becomes another thing

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Mood

The overall emotion created by a work of literature.

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Non-Fiction

Prose writing that deals with real people, events, and places without changing any facts.

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Onomatopoeia

The use of a word whose sound imitates ar suggest its meaning

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Personification

A special kind of metaphor in which a nn-human thing or quality is talked abiut as if it were human.

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Plot

The series of related events that make up a story.

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Point of veiw

The vantage point fom which a story is told

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Prose

Any writing that is not poetry

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Rhyme

The repetition of accented vowel sounds and all souds following them

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Rythm

A musical quality produced by the repetition of stressed nd ustressed syllables or by the repetition of other patterens

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Setting

The time and place of a story, a poem, or a play

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Simile

A comparison between two unlike things such as like or as

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Stanza

In a poem a group of lines that form a unit

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Symbol

A person, a place, a thing, or an event that has its own meaning and stands for something itself as well

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Tall Tale

An exaggerated , fanciful story that gets" taller and taller" more far fetched the more it is told and retold.

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Theme

An idea about life revealed in a work of literature

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Speaker

The voice talking to us in a poem

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Tone

The attitude a writer takes toward an audience a subject or a character