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Contrast It allows you to see two or more conflicting side of something like a visual or verbal text or an argument. It gives someone a general comparison.
Symbolism is the practice or art of using an object or a word to represent an abstract idea. An action, person, place, word, or object can all have a symbolic meaning. When an author wants to suggest a certain mood or emotion, he can also use symbolism to hint at it, rather than just blatantly saying it.
Metaphor Saying something is something else. eg. The children were angels
Onomatopeoia Saying sounds eg. Boom! Pow!
Sensory Imagery Sensory Imagery is a writing technique based on the five senses. Using verbs to describe what is seen, heard, felt, smelled, and tasted draws the reader into the story. In the setting, this technique helps the reader to feel transported into the place where the story takes place by helping the reader to feel, hear, see, smell what the main character does.
Apocalypse The time after a terrible accident.
Amplifies Makes something bigger
Malcontents Dissatisfied with existing conditions. A chronically dissatisfied person. One who rebels against the established system
Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences
Alliteration In language, alliteration is the repetition of a particular sound in the prominent lifts (or stressed syllables) of a series of words or phrases.
Sibilance The alliteration of the letter 's'
Stanza A division in a poem-a unit within a poem. It can also be called a verse
Rhyme Using the same sounds…., rhyme often supports the rhythm as well as drawing attention to important words
Personification personification is when a writer gives human qualities to an inanimate or non-human thing. Personification is usually found in verbs (doing words)
Objective Something that one's efforts or actions are intended to attain or accomplish; purpose; goal; target; the purpose
Subjective a mental act performed entirely within the mind
Colloquial characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
Poignant painfully affecting the feelings
Pathetic Fallacy when the weather or the outside elements represent the mood or personality of the characters.
Irony The use of words that is the opposite of its literal or expected meaning.
Devoid absent or none
Ominous Dark, menacing, sinister, foreboding, frightening force that is yet to come.
Setting The setting of a story is where the story is told. It can be in the future, in the past or in the present. It can be in a foreign land, or it can be in your own country. Great stories will often use the setting of the story to reflect or mirror what is happening. This way, greater meaning can be generated or made.
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