An inclination of temperament or outlook, especially a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment.
The act or creating and developing a character by showing or telling what the character looks like, says, or does, as well as the wan other characters react to him or her.
A conversation between characters. Quotation marks are usually used to indicate a speaker's words.
A writer's choice or words, phrases, sentence structures, and figurative language, which combine to help create meaning.
The substitution of an agreeable inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant
Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things, [examples are metaphor, simile, and personification.
A device used in literature to present action that occurred before the beginning or the story.
Use in literature to create word pictures for the reader by using details or sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, or movement.
Literary techniques that portray differences between appearances and reality, expectation and result, or meaning and intention.
The usually unintentionally humorous misuse or distortion of a word or phrase'; especially the use of a word sounding somewhat like the one intended but ludicrously wrong in context
The feeling evoked in the reader by a literary work or passage. Often can be described in one word such as light-hearted, frightening, or despairing
A type of figurative language is which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
The sequence of events in a literary work. The four parts are exposition, complication, climax, and resolution.
Point of View
The narrative perspective from which a literary work is presented to the reader. Main types are 1st person, 2nd person and 3rd person.
The central character of a story who serves as a focus for its themes and incidents and as the principal rationale for its development.
A nineteenth-century European literary movement that sought to portray familiar characters, situations, and settings in a realistic manner.
A situation in which words sound identical or very similar and appear in parallel positions in two or more lines of poetry.
A figure of speech in which the words like or as are used to make a comparison between two basically unlike ideas.