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Literary Elements


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alliteration
the repetition of a sound at the beginning of two or more neighboring words
climax
the point of highest intensity in a story
hyperbole
a deliberate and extreme exaggeration
metaphor
a comparison of two different things to show a likeness between them that does not use "like" or "as"
onomatopoeia
the use of a word that imitates the sound it is describing
personification
a figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to an animal or an object
point of view
the way an author allows you to see and hear what's going on
setting
the time and place in which a story, poem, or play takes place
simile
a statement comparing two different things using "like" or "as"
theme
an author's message that can be applied to real life