Poetry & Drama
Literary Elements
Figurative Language
Resources
Potpourri
100

Words or instructions in a play that are written in italics and enclosed by parenthesis

What are stage directions?

100

The message or lesson of a story

What is theme?

100

Example - The tree danced in the breeze.

What is personification?

100

Tool used to help find definitions to words I don't know

Which is a dictionary?

100

The parts that a word is broken into (example - cel*lo*phane)

What are syllables?

200

In a play, the conversation between characters; it advances the plot and reveals conflict.

What is dialogue?

200

The use of clues by an author that suggest events that have yet to occur

What is foreshadowing?

200

Example - The earth is a green blanket.

What is a metaphor?

200
When looking at a dictionary definition, this part of the entry helps you do what? example - [sel-uh-feyn]
What is pronounce the word (pronunciation)
300

The repetition of sounds at the end of words

What is rhyme?

300

The perspective from which a story is told

What is point of view?

300

Example - Elizabeth is as fast as a cheetah.

What is a simile?

300

Describing a text's main idea, important details, and overall meaning in just a few sentences.

What is summarizing?

400

The use of a word or phrase more than one time - used to emphasize.

What is repetition?

400

A struggle between two opposing forces

What is conflict?

400

Example - She took a million years to get dressed.

What is a hyperbole?

500

The main unit of a poem; varies in length.

What is a line?

500

The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage

What is mood?

500

Language that appeals to the 5 senses

What is imagery?

500

Words, phrases, or sentences around a word that help determine an unknown word's meaning

What are context clues?

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