John Wilson

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English Review
Simile: a phrase that uses the words like or as to describe someone or something by comparing it with someone or something else that is similar.
Example: “She 's as fierce as a tiger” is a simile, but “She 's a tiger when she 's angry” is a metaphor.
Metaphor: a word or phrase for one thing that is used to refer to another thing in order to show or suggest that they are similar.
Theme: A topic of discourse or discussion. Example: Italy, dark mansion, etc.
Irony: The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or
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Olfactory imagery pertains to an odor. Gustatory imagery pertains to a taste.
Tactile imagery pertains to a texture or sensation of touch. Kinaesthetic imagery pertains to movement, or an action. Organic imagery pertains to feelings of the body, including hunger, thirst, and fatigue.
Narrative Poetry: Tells a story
Lyric poetry: Emotional, reflective, descriptive, and subjective.
Point of View: Who is telling the story? 1st person....I saw the car....I did. 2nd person.....he/she/it....most novels. 3rd person: Omniscient-know feelings of the character...god like narrator...italic parts of the novel.
Prologue: is an opening to a story that establishes the setting and gives background details, often some earlier story that tie into the main one, and other miscellaneous information. The Greek prologos included the modern meaning of prologue, but was of wider significance, more like the meaning of preface. In a book, the prologue is a part of the front matter which is in the on the facts related in the prologue. The importance, therefore, of the prologue in Greek drama was very great; it sometimes almost took the place of a romance, to which, or to an episode in which, the play itself succeeded.
Epilogue: is a final chapter at the end of a story that often serves to reveal the fates of the characters. Some epilogues may feature scenes only tangentially related to the subject of the story. They can be used to hint at a sequel or wrap up all
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