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uses a direct comparison of two unlike things to create a visual image metaphor uses "like" or "as" to compare two unlike things in order to create a visual image simile uses extreme exaggeration for effect hyperbole giving human qualities to anything non-human personification the author gives a hint about upcoming events in the story foreshadowing the author breaks the current action to go back in time flashback the perspective from which a story is told point of view the teller of the story narrator the narration is from the point of view of a character in the story first person narration the narration is from an observer outside of the story watching the action unfold third person narration terms readers use to discuss literature