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Literary Term Review

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  • Q1
    Define imagery
    The time and place of the action of a story, poem, or novel.
    Words that are spelled the way they sound
    Using words to create pictures that appeale to the five senses
    120s
  • Q2
    Define foreshadowing
    Giving lifelike qualities to inanimate objects and ideas
    When a writer provides hints as to what is going to happen later in a story
    A literary device that uses something physical or concrete to represent an abstract idea
    120s
  • Q3
    Define alliteration
    A writer’s hints as to what is going to happen in a story
    Repeating the first consonant sounds of words in a row
    The big ideas or central messages in a story or poem
    120s
  • Q4
    Define onomatopoeia
    Making word pictures appealing to the five senses
    A literary device that uses something physical or concrete to represent an abstract idea
    Words that are spelled the way they sound
    120s
  • Q5
    Define personification
    comparison that DOES use like or as in the phrasing
    A comparison that does NOT use like or as in the phrasing
    Giving human qualities to nonhuman objects and ideas
    120s
  • Q6
    Define metaphor
    A comparison that DOES use like or as in the phrasing
    A comparison that does NOT use like or as in the phrasing
    Giving human qualities to inanimate objects and ideas
    120s
  • Q7
    Define simile
    A comparison that DOES use like or as in the phrasing
    A comparison that does NOT use like or as in the phrasing
    Giving human qualities to inanimate objects and ideas
    120s
  • Q8
    Define symbol
    Using something physical or concrete to represent an abstract idea
    A writer’s hints as to what is going to happen in a story
    The big ideas or central messages in a story or poem
    120s
  • Q9
    Define theme
    The big ideas or central messages in a story or poem
    A literary device that uses something physical or concrete to represent an abstract idea
    The time and place of the action of a story, poem, or novel
    120s
  • Q10
    Define setting
    The big ideas or central messages in a story or poem
    The time and place of the action of a story, poem, or novel
    A writer’s hints as to what is going to happen in a story
    120s
  • Q11
    Define plot
    The pattern of organization in a literary piece
    The sequence of events or actions in a story
    A story that is told, written, or acted out
    120s
  • Q12
    Define narrative
    The tension, problem, or issue to be solved
    A story that is told, written, or acted out
    The pattern of organization in a literary piece
    120s
  • Q13
    Define structure
    The sequence of events or actions in a story
    A story that is told, written, or acted out
    The pattern of organization in a literary piece
    120s
  • Q14
    Define internal conflict
    When the tension, problem, or issue needing to be solved is WITHIN a character
    When the tension, problem, or issue needing to be solved is BEYOND the control of a character
    An extreme exaggeration
    120s
  • Q15
    Define external conflict
    When author presents scenes or incidents that have happened before the story begins
    When the tension, problem, or issue needing to be solved is BEYOND the control of a character
    When the tension, problem, or issue needing to be solved is WITHIN a character
    120s

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