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a story that explains the inner meaning of the universe and of human life
a) fable b) myth c) theme d) memoir
a prose selection which is invented (comes from the author’s imagination)
a) entertain b) nonfiction c) fiction d) short story
categories used to classify text
a) genre b) fiction c) nonfiction d) plot
imaginative writing that has a scientific basis
a) science fiction b) nonfiction c) genre d) mystery
any prose selection that tells about something that actually happened
a) memoir b) nonfiction c) fable d) fiction
a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge or special sources
a) fable b) memoir c) myth d) folktale
a story or legend forming part of an oral tradition
a) folktale b) fable c) myth d) legend
a fictional narrative meant to teach a moral lesson
a) legend b) short story c) folktale d) fable
a form of nonfiction in which a person tells the story of his or her OWN life
a) biography b) memoir c) autobiography d) journal
the story of a person’s life written by someone else
a) literature b) autobiography c) novel d) biography
repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
a) idiom b) figurative language c) alliteration d) metaphor
a comparison of two unlike things that does NOT use words “like” or “as.”
a) metaphor b) simile c) personfication d) hyperbole
when an inanimate object is given human characteristics
a) idiom b) personification c) onomatopoeia d) hyperbole
an exaggerated statement used for effect
a) idiom b) exaggeration c) simile d) hyperbole
any language that is not intended to be interpreted in a literal sense
a) figurative language b) idiom c) hyperbole d) personification
the use of the word whose sound imitates its meaning
a) hyperbole b) onomatopoeia c) idiom d) alliteration
an expression whose meaning is different from the sum of its individual words
a) hyperbole b) figurative language c) idiom d) all of the above
a comparison of two unlike things using “like” or “as”
a) figurative language b) personification c) metaphor d) simile
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