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Literary Devices/Figurative Language – Key TermsForeshadowing- This is a hint given by the writer about something that will happen later inthe story. Foreshadowing increases the reader’s feeling of suspense.- Eg: From the children’s story “Little Red Riding Hood”, when her mothertells her to go straight to her grandmother’s house, not talk to strangersandbeware of the wolf!- setting up the scene for what’s to come- hints/clues for things that would happen for laterPersonification-When the author attributes human emotions and traits to nature orinanimate objects.-Eg: “…where thesun kissedthe southern shore.”Simile- A comparison using “like” or “as”- Purpose is to communicate an idea with more impact or using imagery.- Eg: “Life is like a box of chocolates…” or “She was as busy as a bee.”Metaphor- A direct comparison that does not use “like” or “as”- Eg: “Jesus is the bread of life”
Parallel Structure- Parallel structure (also called parallelism) is the repetition of a chosen

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