Imagery and Language
Words in a sentence/passage that begin with the same letter or sound.
Repetition of the B or P sound at the beginning of words.
Repetition of the S or SH sound at the beginning of words.
Comparing one thing to another by saying it is something else e.g. the tree was a mountain.
Comparing one thing to another using like or as e.g. the was like a mountain.
Giving an inanimate object human qualities.
Words that sound like what they are e.g. bang/crash/drip.
Repeating a word or idea more than once.
A describing word.
A doing word.
A naming word.
Describes a verb, usually ends in –ly.
The associated meanings of words e.g. the connotations of red might be love/danger/anger etc.
Informal or slang language.
A group of words suggesting a theme/topic e.g. a semantic field of war – guns/bullets/army/soldier etc.
The perspective from which the story is told.
A familiar/traditional character used seen in many stories across different cultures e.g. the villain.
The main character, mostly the hero.
When the weather reflects the actions/mood of the story.
A statement e.g. The sky is blue.
A command e.g. Stop running.
A sentence ending with a “!”.
Narrative that follows a straight line e.g. beginning – middle – end.
Often starts in the middle of the story and then goes back to the beginning may involve flashbacks
A story that ends where it begins.
Reoccurring ideas and themes throughout the story.
A list without conjunctions or connectives.
The point of greatest tension in the story.
Hints of what is to come in the story.