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1

what is an allusion

a brief reference to a well known person,place,event, etc.

2

what is foreshadowing

a hint about what might happen in the future

3

what is imagery

words and phrases that call to mind images or other sensory experiences

4

what is irony

situational irony-an occurrence that is the opposite of what was expected
verbal irony- the author says one thing and means another

5

what is a red herring

something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important issue

6

what is suspense

An intense feeling of nervousness or excitement the reader feels while waiting to find out the outcome of certain events

7

what is symbolism

when an object (person etc.)is used to represent something else giving the object a deeper meaning/more significant meaning

8

what is a hyperbole

a great exaggeration