The writer's most important point, opinion, or message.
In writing, the thesis is the sentence that states what the main idea of an essay
An inference is something that you think is true, based on information that you have. You make an educated guess by applying what you already know.
Making a statement based on what you think might happen in the future.
literary technique that produces a specific effect, esp. a figure of speech, narrative style, or plot mechanism
the person who tells the story in a book, a play, or a story
The author's attitude is also referred to as the tone of the story. The tone of a story is often defined as what the author is feeling towards the subject, rather than what the reader feels.
language that is not meant to be taken literally, such as idiom, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification
a comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as"
a comparison between two unlike things without the use of connecting words such as "like" or "as"
the category that a work of literature is classified under, including nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama, and myth
the attitude a writer takes toward a subject, character, or the reader
a story's atmosphere or the feeling it evokes
information that adds to the literary value of a text but may not be necessary to advance the plot (could include sounds, smells, sights, tastes, or textures)
a person, place, thing, or event that stands both for itself and for something beyond itself
when an author or speaker expects the audience to understand something even when it is not said/written out
to give human characteristics to something or someone that is not human
to draw attention to specific parts or information
to get from a specific source; to infer or reason from information
alteration or adjustment
to express, communicate; to bring from one place to another
to make known, display
an educated explanation based on the information that is available
repeated words or phrases for emphasis
what happens in a story, the sequence of events
struggle between opposing forces
when the struggle is within a character
when a character struggles against an external force
an event taking place before the present time
clues that hint at something that will happen later in the plot.
an emotional overtone that can strongly affect our feelings
a list of source materials used in preparation of a work
a history of a person's life written or told by that person
an outcome that is opposite to what we expect
when we attribute human qualities to a nonhuman thing