Unit One Terminology Chart

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Unit 1 Terminology
Term
Allegory
Flashback
Definition
form of extended metaphor in
which objects, persons, and
actions are equated with
meanings outside the
narrative
present action is interrupted
so reader can witness past
events
Foreshadowing
suggesting, hinting, or
showing what will happen
later in a story
Hyperbole
huge exaggeration or
overstatement
Irony
Saying one thing and meaning
another
Metaphor
when something literal
represents something else
Examples
“My love is a rose”
Term
Definition
Mood
emotional feeling or
atmosphere of a story
Myth
traditional tale of deep
cultural significance
Oral Tradition
telling stories, sayings, songs,
folktales from one generation
to the next
Point of View
the way a story is told and
who tells it
Satire
attack or criticism of stupidity
or vice
Tone
the way an author creates a
relationship or conveys and
attitude or mood
Vision Quest
rite of passage in some Native
American cultures to find
spiritual guidance and purpose
Examples
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