a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
The reason the author wrote a literary work, or shared information, events, motivations, etc. inside a literary work.
anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
suggested or implied meaning of an expression
how the author gets the point across
The quality of being believable or trustworthy.
A detailed review; an evaluation
To clearly explain, show or prove with examples, models, or experiments; to gather in public to support an opinion or cause
The dictionary meaning of a word
to receive or obtain from a source or origin
the author's choice of words that creates tone, attitude, and style, as well as meaning
to see the difference; to distinguish
the literary genre of works intended for the theater
any traditional or customary method of a specific genre
when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't
Elements of Poetry
stanzas; couplets; quatrains; metaphor; simile; personification; imagery; rhythm/meter; rhyme; alliteration; repetition
Elements of the Writing Process
planning, drafting, revising, editing, publishing
study of word origins
examine and judge carefully
specific details or facts found in text that support what is inferred
explanatory; serving to explain
Text that includes literary elements and devices usually associated with fiction to report on actual persons, places, or events.
Prose writing that tells about imaginary characters and events.
Language that is not intended to be interpreted in a literal sense.
type or category of literary work (e.g., poetry, essay, short story, novel, drama)
visual illustrations or photographs in text
the descriptive or figurative language used in literature to create mental pictures for the reader
logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience
the opposite of what is expected
Pertaining to the use of language.
the central purpose of a passage; the primary message expressed by a
the literary form an author chooses to use for communicating his/her message
speech by one character
a traditional story; in some cultures, a legend that explains people's beliefs
Non‐Linear Plot Development
(flashback, foreshadowing, sub‐plots, parallel plot structures)
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
an apparently contradictory statement that actually contains some truth
used to convice the reader of the writer's point of view
the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure, imaginative, or elevated thoughts.
Point of View
the perspective from which the story is told
one way of looking at things
the use of standard marks and signs in writing
Each other, one another
think carefully; meditate; contemplate
to be connected in a certain way
relation to the matter at hand
the falling action of a narrative; the events following the climax
to alter something already written or printed, in order to make corrections,
improve, or update
literary techniques used to heighten the effectiveness of expression/meaning/purpose
a form of verbal irony in which apparent praise is actually critical
writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the five senses
Using a variety of sentence patterns to create a desired effect.
speeches in which one actor speaks aloud revealing his or her inner thoughts
a single person or group whose point of view is the same
the specific reason a person has for writing: the goal of writing
a briefstatement that presents the main points in a concise form
combine so as to form a more complex, product
supporting a statement with information from text
central message of a story
The theme, meaning, or position that a writer undertakes to prove or support.
the quality of a piece of writing that reveals the attitude of the author
passage from one subject to another
an attitude of mind, or the circumstances of an individual that conduce to such an attitude