Periodic Sentence Definition - A periodic sentence is the opposite of a loose sentence, meaning that it is frequently a long sentence with a main point at the end and can either be persuasive or dramatic. Example : Despite heavy winds and nearly impenetrable ground fog, the plane landed safely. Example : After an immense amount of time waiting in the hospital, the doctor told us the news. Example : Suddenly, for no apparent reason, the lovable cat scratched Sally.
Personification Definition-Personification is giving human like qualities to non-living objects in order to create a more vivid affect to the reader. Example: The sun greeted me this morning. Example: The vines wove their fingers together to form a braid. Example: Snow had wrapped a white blanket over the city.
First Person Narrator Definition- A first person narrator is the one telling the story; therefore, the literature is written in “I”. Example: “Shock and pain came in waves and I had to close my eyes several times. All of this was in minutes that seemed like hours, and I realized that I was in serious trouble.” –Woodsong Example: I thought I saw a shadow move high up on the slope, but when I looked again it was gone. Still, I shuddered as I felt a silent threat pass over me like a cloud over the sun. Example: I was minding my own business when Mom burst in. “What’s with you?” I grumbled.
Third Person Definition: Third person is written in the pronouns “he”, “she”, or “it”. Within third person there are two subdivisions to be aware of…
Third Person Omniscient Definition: Third person omniscient is where the narrator knows both the thoughts and the feelings of all the characters in the story. Example: The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien Example: Charlotte’s Web by E.B White Example: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Third Person Limited Definition: This is where the narrator expresses the feelings and thoughts of only one character. Example: Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling Example: The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough Example: Alice in Wonderland by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
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