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Literary Devices Review

By Ms. Iocco

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4.____________________________ is the place and time a work occurs in.
5.The author's use or descriptive or figurative language which appeals to any of the five senses is known as ____________________________.
8.______________________ ______ __________________ is the perspective from which a story is told (either first-person, second-person, third-person omniscient, third-person limited)
9.A __________________________ is a comparison between two unlike things using like or as.
11.A significant recurring idea in a work of literature is known as a _____________________________.
12.A __________________________ is a comparison between two unlike things without using like or as.
14._______________________ is the structure of a story; the sequence in which an author arranges events in a story. (Freytag's Pyramid - exposition {which introduces setting, characters, themes, etc.) [inciting moment - without which there would be no story], rising action (which presents reader with main conflicts and begins to build suspense), climax (which is the highest point of tension or turning point in a story), falling action (which usually involves the main conflict being resolved as the protagonist either "wins" or "loses"), resolution (which ties up loose ends in a story)}
15._____________________________ is the author's attitude toward a subject.
17._____________________________ is when an author gives human characteristics to a non-human thing.
18.___________________________ is when something happens or is said that is the opposite of what is expected (situational, verbal, or dramatic).
19.A struggle between two forces, whether external (person vs. person, person vs. society, or person vs. nature) or internal (person vs. self) is known as __________________________.
1.The main idea of, moral of, or lesson a story teaches you is known as its ____________________________.
2.__________________________ is the method used by a writer to develop a character. The method includes (1) showing the character's appearance, (2) displaying the character's actions, (3) revealing the character's thoughts, (4) letting the character speak, and (5) getting the reactions of others to character {direct (when the author tells the reader what a character is like) vs. indirect (when the reader has to figure out what a character is like by observing his or her actions or words), protagonist (the main character of a story who the reader gets most invested in), antagonist (the character who gets in the way of the protagonist), character foil (a character whose traits are in direct opposition (are opposite) to those of the main character. This character, therefore, highlights the traits of the protagonist)}
3.________________________ occurs when a word imitates the sound it represents (for example: buzz)
6._____________________ is an extreme exaggeration which is made for effect and not to be taken literally.
7.__________________________ occurs when an author hints about what is to come in a story in order to build suspense.
9.A ______________________ is an object, color, character, etc. that represents a more abstract or complex idea.
10._______________________ is the repetition of initial (beginning) consonant sounds in a series of words.
13.An __________________________ is a reference in one work of literature to a person or event from another work of literature or from history.
16.____________________________ is a literary element that evokes (brings out) certain feelings or emotions in readers through words and descriptions.

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