Suspenseful literary devices

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Last updated: April 25, 2019
Alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse

Repetition
the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device

Imagery
The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, or experience

Point of view
the perspective from which a story is told

Conflict
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)

Dialogue
the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction

Setting
where and when the story takes place

Mood
the emotional atmosphere of a work

Dramatic Irony
irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters

Foreshadowing
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot

Climax
the decisive moment in a novel or play

Resolution
the falling action of a narrative; the events following the climax

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