Literary Elements

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Literary Elements
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2010-08-04 12:16:53
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High School Literary Elements
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  1. The use of descriptive words or phrases to create vivid mental pictures in the minds of the reader, often appealing to sight, sound, taste, or smell.
    Imagery
  2. The sequence of events that take place
    Plot
  3. The atmosphere or feeling of a literary work
    Mood
  4. A symbol that stands for something larger than itself
    Symbolism
  5. The central idea of a literary work
    Theme
  6. The creation and development of characters in a literary work
    Characterization
  7. Irony
    The opposite of what is actually meant
  8. The suggestion or hint of events to come later in a literary work
    Foreshadowing
  9. The perspective from which a story is told
    Point of View
  10. The time and placer in which events occur
    Setting

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