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Imagery
Imagery is a way of describing something symbolically, using words to create a picture in the reader's imagination. For example, Where the ocean kissed the southern shore
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Symbolism
A figure of speech where an object, person, or situation has another meaning other than its literal meaning. For example, Love is a jewel: This is symbolic because it suggests that love is rare and precious.
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Simile
A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g. as brave as a lion ).
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Metaphor
Metaphor is a term for a figure of speech. It does not use a word in its basic literal sense. Instead, it uses a word in a kind of comparison. For example, "the curtain of night" or "all the world's a stage."
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Extended Metaphor
The term extended metaphor refers to a comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem.
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Adjective
A word that describes or clarifies a noun. Adjectives describe nouns by giving some information about an object's size, shape, age, color, origin or material. For example,.Ben is an adorable baby or they live in a beautiful house.
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Adverb
A word used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb and often used to show degree, manner, place, or time. For example, firstly, truthfully, beautifully etc.
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Contrast
To show differences when compared. E.g. thunder storms on one end of an island and clear, blue skies on the other end.
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Repitition
The action of repeating something that has already been said or written.
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List
For example, he called her a melon, a pineapple, an olive tree all in the space of three seconds.
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Short Sentence
A sentence consisting of only one clause, with a single subject and predicate.
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Narrative Perspective
The narrative perspective determines by whom the story is actually told; most common are. a first person narrator, which means the narrator is also a character in the story who gives his or her view on what is happening.
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Personification
The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human. .The run down house appeared depressed.
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Onomatopoeia
The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. For example, splash, mumble etc.
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A figure of speech where an object, person, or situation has another meaning other than its literal meaning. For example, Love is a jewel: This is symbolic because it suggests that love is rare and precious.

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Symbolism

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A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g. as brave as a lion ).

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Metaphor is a term for a figure of speech. It does not use a word in its basic literal sense. Instead, it uses a word in a kind of comparison. For example, "the curtain of night" or "all the world's a stage."

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The term extended metaphor refers to a comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem.

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