the expression of an idea in language which gives more than one meaning and leave uncertainty as to the meaning
something out of its place in time or history
a very typical example of a certain person or thing.
Specific, literal word usage rather than metaphorical or figurative language
the emotional implications that a word may carry; implied or associated meaning for a particular word.
the specific, exact meaning of a word; dictionary definition
items or parts that make up a larger picture or story
overly instructive, preachy, sermonizing
a brief quotation at the beginning of a book or chapter
close reading or analyzing work
the arrangement and presentation of events and information in such a way that prepare for later events in a work
a word or phrase in a literary text that appeals directly to the reader's taste, touch, hearing, sight, or smell
devices which appeal to the senses: visual, tactile, auditory, gustatory, olfactory, kinetic; make a mental picture for the reader
dominant impression or emotional atmosphere evoked by the text.
message conveyed or a lesson to be learned
a recurring concept or story element in literature.
a short story to prove a point with a moral basis
the arrangement of words in a sentence, the grammar of a sentence
an ingredient of a literary work which gives the work unity
expresses the author's attitude toward his or her subject