The appeal of text based on its logical structure of its argument or central idea.
An implied comparison without "like" or "as".
An entity referred to by one of its attributes or associations
ex. "The school gives detentions".
The feeling that the audience has based off the text; the authors intended feeling by the audience.
A literary device in which a sound is related to the meaning.
A figure of speech consisting of two apparently contradictory terms.
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
Phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other.
A style that has the power to evoke feelings.
An actor's portrayal of someone in a play or writing.
The act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas, inanimate objects, etc.
Point of View
The perspective from which a story is told.
An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis.
The art of using language effectively and persuasively.
A question asked for an effect, not actually requiring an answer.
Use of mockery or bitter irony.
Context- including time and place- of a story.
Comparison using "like" or "as".
The person speaking in the poem, like the narrator in prose - not always the poet.
The choices that writers or speakers make in language for effect.
An element that stands for something else.
A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole
ex. "Lend me your ears".
A unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work.
The primary position taken by a writer or speaker.
The writer's or speaker's attitude toward the subject of a story, toward a character, or toward the audience.
The deliberate representation of something as lesser in magnitude than it actually is; a deliberate under-emphasis.
The sense that a text is, appropriately, about only one subject and achieves one major purpose or effect.
An untrustworthy or naive commentator.
The quality of text appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable
Use of a word to govern two or more words though appropriate to only one.
ex. "He held the door open and his breath."
The shift or point of dramatic change in a poem.