A cliché can be a recognizable word, phrase or a concept that has been used so often that it has lost its impact.
Where an entire story is representative/symbolic of something else, usually a larger abstract concept or important historical/geopolitical event (e.g. Animal Farm is an allegory of Soviet totalitarianism).
Where animals or inanimate objects are portrayed as people. (e.g. in Animal Farm the animals can talk, walk, and interact like humans).
Where future events in a story, or perhaps the outcome, are suggested by the author before they happen
The use of similar or identical language, structures, events or ideas in different parts of a text.
When sentences do not use conjunctions (e.g.: and, or, nor) to separate clauses e.g "that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe"
the use of several conjunctions in close succession, this provides a sense of exaggeration e.g "he was burnt, and cut, and whipped, and tortured"
The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices.
A type of novel concerned with education, development, and maturation of a young protagonist.
Novel in the form of a series of documents (letters, e-mails, etc.) exchanged between characters.
The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs.
harsh, discordant sounds. E.g My stick fingers click with a snicker
And, chuckling, they knuckle the keys
A type of rhetoric in which the second part is syntactically balanced against the first e.g flowers are lovely, love is flowerlike
A fictional story that features animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature which are anthropomorphized
the shuffling of the first letters of words to make different words e.g rather than "this is a cellular telephone", "this is a tellular cellephone".
A brief interruption in a dialogue, where the character shares their thought with the audience but no other character can hear it
A symbol that parallels a person's experience with their physical environment e.g messy room = messy mind
is when one uses a part to represent the whole e.g lend me your ears (give me your attention)
the idea that the environment symbolises or parallels the mood/situation of the person