what is implied by a word
the repetition of two or more consonants (or consonant patterns) with a change in intervening vowels
direct opposition between things compared; consistency
accepted manner, model, tradition
reason, a logical process in which conclusions are drawn from a set of premises containing no more info than the premises taken collectively. E.g. All dogs are animals. This is a dog; therefore this is an animal.
A sentence that withholds its main idea until the end. E.g. Just as he bent to tie his shoe, a car hit him.
The dictionary definition of a word; the direct and specific meaning
Deus ex machina
"An unrealistic or unexpected intervention to rescue the protagonists or resolve the conflict. The term means ""The god out of the machine"" and refers to stage machinery."
A particular word pattern or combination of words used in a literary work to evoke a desired effect or arouse a desired reaction in the reader.
An author's choice of words to convey a tone or effect
intended to teach; morally instructive
Movement away from the main story or theme of a piece of writing. An author does this by temporarily focusing attention on subplot or minor character.
A formal discussion of a subject
Ghostly counterpart of a living person or an alter ego
When the reader is aware of an inconsistency between a fictional or nonfictional character's perception of a situation and the truth of the situation
An imaginary place where the people live dehumanized, often fearful lives.
Poem or prose lamenting the death of a particular person.
Quote set at the beginning of the literary work or at its divisions to set the tone or suggest a theme.
A sudden or intuitive insight or perception into the reality or essential meaning of something usually brought on by simple or common occurrence or experience.
The repetition of a word or words as the end of two or more successive verses, clauses, or sentences
A piece of literature contained in or carried on by letters
A piece of writing in praise of a deceased person
In dramatic literature, the moral element that determines a character's actions, rather than thought or emotion
Substitution of a milder or less direct expression for one that is harsh or blunt. E.g. using "passed away" instead of "dead"
An indication or sign
A single word or short phrase intended to emphasize surrounding words. Commonly, they are set off by commas. E.g. in fact, of course, after all, certainly
Interpretation or an analysis of a text. It usually involves close reading and special attention to figurative language.
The explanation or analysis of a subject; presenting the meaning or purpose of a issue
A speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, an oration in honor of a deceased person
A word or words that are inaccurate literally, but describe by calling to mind sensation or responses that the thing described evokes. It may be in the form of metaphors or similes, both non-literal comparison
Retrospection, where an event is inserted into the normal chronology of a narrative
A person or thing that makes another seem better by contrast
Language that is lofty, dignified, or impersonal; Informal or colloquial language is similar to everyday speech
To hint at or present things to come in a story or play