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The central idea of a piece of writing.

what is theme


She is my rock.

What is simile.


Donkey in the movie Shrek is an example of this literary device.

What is anthropomorphism.


When a character briefly remembers something from the past.

What is flashback.


"I will stay up all night, every night, thinking of you", is an example of...

What is hyperbole. 


A character stepping out into a hurricane and saying, “What nice weather we're having!” is an example of...

What is verbal irnoy.


“If people were like rain, I was like drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
― John Green, Looking for Alaska

What is analogy.


A word that imitates the sound it represents.
example: boom

What is onomatopoeia.


Diction is is the way in which the author wants to write to a specific audience (word choice) and it has two other literary devices related to it making the writing specific in order to make the reader feel some type of way.

What are tone and mood.


is a story that is used to represent a more general message about real-life (historical) issues and/or events. It is typically an entire book, novel, play, etc.
ex: Book Animal Farm (It's really about Russian Revolution)

What is allegory.


"The day Lily's brother left for the Army, he gave her his guitar. She kept it for years and played it until his return" is an example of...

What is symbolism. 

  • “Small crowd”
  • “Open secret”
  • “Living dead”
  • “Only choice”

All are examples of

What is oxymoron.


  Is when the repeated word or phrase appears at the end of successive statements.

What is epistrophe.


"I'm so sorry, but he didn't make it." is an example of...

What is euphemism. 


When the audience is aware of the true intentions or outcomes, while the characters are not.

What is dramatic irony. 


"Black bug bit a big black bear...." is an example of...

What is alliteration.

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