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Literary Elements

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Question Answer
AllegoryA story in which things have a deeper meaning.
AllusionA reference to a well known thing.
AlliterationThe repetition of initial consonant sounds.
CharacterizationThe act of creating and developing a character.
ConflictA problem.
DialogeA coversation between characters.
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ForeshadowingA hint to what may happen later in a story.
HyperboleAn exaggerated statement not meant to be taken literally.
IronyA contradiction between what happens and what is expected.
ImageryThe use of words or phrases that draw a picture.
MetaphorA comparison between two unlike objects.
OnomatopoeiaFormation of a word from sounds.
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PersonificationRepresenting a thing as human.
SimileComparison of one thing with another of a different kind.
SymbolAn object with a deeper meaning.
ThemeAn author's message.
ToneThe attitude of the author.
FlashbackA scene from the past that interrupts the current plot.
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