The comparison of two things alike in some respects.
An assertion usually supported by evidence.
An emphatic statement; declaration. An assertion supported by evidence becomes an argument.
A statement put forth and supported by evidence.
Informal conversation, it differs in grammar, vocabulary, syntax, imagery, or connotation.
The literal meaning of a word; its dictionary definition.
An image or metaphor which runs throughout the work.
Word choice: Denotation = dictionary definition, connotation = all the emotions the word brings.
Leaving out conjunctions between words, phrases, clauses.
A moral and spiritual cleansing you receive when watching a protagonist overcome great odds to survive.
Reasoning from the general to the specific.
Analysis, study, and evaluation of individual works of literature.
Insertion of material not closely related to the work or subject.
A challenge to a position; an opposing argument.
An indirect reference, often to another text or an historical event.
The repetition of words at the beginning of successive clauses.
An accepted list. Religion canon = Matthew, Luke, Mark, and John, etc...
A teaching type of tone, usually lesson-like or boring in nature.
That which is implied by a word, as opposed to the words literal meaning.
A blocked memory of our path or a pre-human experience, a type of struggle or character to which a culture relates without prior knowledge.
Begging the Question
A fallacy in reasoning which omits the minor premise and goes directly to the conclusion.
Repetition of initial consonant sounds.
The repetition of words in an inverted order to sharpen a contrast.
Figure of speech, using strongly contrasted words, clauses, sentences, or ideas.
A type of metaphor that is strikingly odd and thoughtful.
Details used in a persuasive paper which attempt to convince the reader; proof or evidence.
Opposed to the concrete, not quantifiable.
The study or philosophy of beauty in art, literature and nature.
Form of a metaphor, the meaning of a person, object, or action residing outside the story; the concrete is within the story.