out of place for a particular time period
the word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun
a speech made by an actor to the audience as though momentarily stepping outside of the action on stage
harsh, non-melodic, unpleasant sounding arrangement of sounds
A colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech.
author's choice of words; wept vs. cried for example
a lengthy narrative that describes the deeds of a heroic figure, often of national or cultural importance, in elevated language
a lengthy metaphor sometimes referred to as conceit
a secondary character whose purpose is to highlight the characteristics of a main character, usually by contrast
the deliberate positioning of two elements (words, ideas, etc.) in order to emphasize the relationship between the two
the atmosphere suggested by the setting or diction = emotional response from reader
use of words which mimic their meaning in sound
feeling"; the quality in a work of literature that evokes high emotion, most commonly sorrow, pity, or compassion
fiction and non-fiction (basically everything but poetry)
t explain and analyze information
The time and place where the story happens.
the sum of the author's choices of language, theme, subject, and purpose
the use of one kind of sensory experience to describe another ex: "heard melodies are sweet"
the ironic minimalizing of fact; AKA litotes