the beauty of something
a story with two or more levels of meaning--a literal level and a symbolic level--in which events, setting, and characters are symbols for ideas or qualities
the repetition of initial consonant sounds at the beginnings of words
the reference to a person, place, or event from history, literature, or religion with which a reader is likely to be familiar
vagueness: the state of having more than one possible meaning which often leads to misunderstanding because the meaning is not clear
a comparison based on a similarity between things that are otherwise not similar
to separate a whole into its parts; to examine and think critically about something
the person or force that creates conflict for the main character in a literary work
one or more reasons presented by a speaker or a writer to lead the audience or reader to a logical conclusion.
This is a short speech delivered by an actor in a play which expresses the actor's thoughts. It is usually said directly to the audience and not heard by other actors.
This includes information essential to understanding the author. A reader's experience with a literary work can be enhanced by knowing about the author's life and culture.
This is the author's reason for creating written work.
This is the ability to trust something as true or credible.
This is a prejudice that is leaning toward a positive or negative judgment on something; a personal judgment or opinion about a particular person, position, or thing.
The key point made in a written passage; the chief topic.
This is the theme of a story, novel, poem, or drama that readers can apply to life.
This is an individual's mental or moral quality.
This is the combination of ways that an author shows readers what a person in a literary selection is like.
These are the people or animals who take part in a literary work.
This is the part of the plot where the conflict and tension reach a peak.
This is a work of literature, especially a play, that has a happy ending.
This is a funny or humorous episode inserted in the midst of a serious literary work. It is intended to relieve dramatic tension.
This is a method of relating how two or more elements or texts are SIMILAR.
Compare And Contrast
This is a method of relating two or more objects in a piece of work.
something that is complicated, difficult, or consists of interrelated parts.
This wraps up a piece of writing and reminds readers of the thesis.
the main problem in a literary work.
the author's opinion or the perspective he/she wants to convey expressed through the thesis statement for an essay, or through a topic sentence within an individual paragraph
This includes language, ideologies, beliefs, values, and norms. These elements help to shape the life of a society.
the words spoken by characters in a literary work.
the writer's choice of words, including the vocabulary used, the appropriateness of the words, and the vividness of the language.
when an author reveals a person in the story characterization by giving specific descriptions.
a story written to be performed by actors.
when the audience or the readers know something that the characters do not know.
a person in a fictional work that changes during the course of the action.
placing a value, rank, or judgment on a piece of writing or speaking.
information and support
to give extra information: to tell how, what, when, where, etc.
This is a sustained comparison in which a subject is written or spoken of as if it were something else.
This is when a character has a problem with another character, nature, society, or fate.
This is the part of the plot where the conflict begins to be worked out and tensions lessen.
This goes beyond the literal meanings of words to create special effects or feelings.
This is a point of view where the narrator is a character in the story and refers to him or herself with I.
First-person Point Of View
This is a point of view in which the story is told by one of the characters.
This is a scene, a conversation, or an event that interrupts the present action to show something that happened in the past.
This is a person in a fictional work that is never fully developed by the author.
the use of hints in written works about what will happen later.
the imaginary boundary that separates the audience from the fictional world of a play.
the category or type of literature.
extreme exaggeration used in a literary work.
This is a phrase in common use that can not be understood by literal or ordinary meanings.
This is the use of language that appeals to the five senses--touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight.
This uses sensory images to help readers to picture a person, a place, or an event.
This is when an author reveals a person in the story characterization through his/her words, thoughts, appearance, action, or what others think or say about him/her.
This is when a character has a problem within him or herself.
This is the explanation of the significance or meaning of a work.
This is the contrast between appearance and reality or what is expected and what actually happens.
Limited Third Person
This is a point of view where the narrator relates the inner thoughts and feelings of only one person.
A type of tool or strategy to enhance an author's style
These are the components used together to create a fictional piece of writing.
This is the body of written works that includes prose and poetry.
the central and most important idea of a reading passage.
the main problem in a literary work.
a direct comparison of two things, in which they are said to be (in some sense) the same thing.
This is a small problem in a literary work.
a long, uninterrupted speech by a character in a play, story, or poem.
the feeling that an author wants readers to have while reading.
the wants, needs, or beliefs that cause a character to act or react in a particular way.
This tells the events and actions of a story.
The person who tells the story
This is a long work of fiction. It has a complicated plot, many characters, a significant theme, and varied settings.
This is a point of view; the narrator KNOWS EVERYTHING about the characters and events, and describes the characters and action from outside the story.
Omniscient "Third Person P-O-V"
a point of view in which the narrator is outside the story and knows everything about the characters and events.
Omniscient Third Person
This is a point of view where the narrator relates the inner thoughts and feelings of each character.
This is the use of words that sound like the noises they describe.
This is a statement that reflects a writer's belief about a topic , and it cannot be proved.
This is something which seemingly cannot be, yet it is; a contradiction.
This is a statement that leads to a contradictory situation in which something seems both true and false.
This is a humorous imitation of a literary work that exaggerates or distorts the characteristic features of the original.
Person Vs. Environment
This describes the type of conflict that places a character against forces of nature.
Person Vs. Person
This describes the type of conflict when the leading character struggles with his/her physical strength against other characters, animals, or forces of nature.
Person Vs. Self
This describes the type of conflict when the leading character struggles with himself/herself; with his conscience, feelings, or ideas.
Person Vs. Technology
This describes the type of conflict that places a character against scientific advances, machines, robots,etc.
This is a speaker created by a writer, not necessarily the writer. It can simply be the narrator. It involves the characteristic speech and thought patterns of a speaker.
This is a type of figurative language in which human qualities are given to nonhuman things.
This is the series of events that happen in a literary work.
This is an arrangement of words in verse. It sometimes rhymes, and expresses facts, emotions, or ideas in a style more concentrated, imaginative and powerful than that of ordinary speech.
This is the third major type of literature in addition to drama and prose.
Point Of View
This is the perspective from which a story is told.
This is the act of forecasting something that may (or may not) occur later.
This method of structuring text focuses on defining an issue, then gives a possible remedy for the issue.
the main character in a literary work.
humorous word play that usually is based on several meanings of one word.
This implies a thing closely relates to or is on the same subject matter; appropriate to the situation.
This is a plan an author uses to effectively deliver the intended message in written work.
This is the part of the plot where the conflict and suspense build.
This is a person in a fictional work that is well-developed by the author.
This is writing that uses humor to ridicule or criticize individuals, ideas, or institutions in hopes of improving them.
These are images help the reader see or hear or feel things. These are details that appeal to the senses.
This is the time and place in which a literary work happens.
This is a brief work of fiction. It resembles a novel but has a simpler plot and setting and fewer characters.
This is a comparison of two unlike things using the terms "like" or "as".
This is when something happens that is the opposite of what was expected.
This is a long speech expressing the thoughts of a character who is alone on the stage.
These are the sounds of words that poets use to enrich their poetry.
This is information written in the script of a play to tell actors where to go or how to speak their lines.
This is a person in a fictional work that does not change during the course of the action.
the way an author expresses ideas through the use of kinds of words, literary devices, and sentence structure.
This is a device that not only helps establish an author's style but also gives power and effect to the language.
This is a secondary plot in a work of literature that either explains or helps to develop the main plot.
This is something in a literary work that may be difficult to understand or distinguish except through insight and sensitivity.
These are the facts or details that back up a main idea, theme, or thesis.
a person, place, thing, or event that represents something more than itself in a literary work.
This is the use of objects or ideas that represent something other than themselves.
This is the main body of a piece of writing or any of the various forms in which writing exists, such as a book, a poem, an article, or a short story.
This is the message, usually about life or society, that an author wishes to convey through a literary work.
This is a point of view where the author uses pronouns like he and she in telling a story.
Third Person Limited Point Of View
This is a point of view in which the narrator is outside the story and reveals the thoughts of only one character, who is referred to as "he" or "she."
This is the attitude that an author takes toward the audience, the subject, or a character.
This is the specific part of a subject that is dealt with in a research paper or in an essay.
This is a work of literature, especially a play, that results in a catastrophe for the main character.
This is the central message of a story, poem, novel, or play that many readers can apply to their own experiences, or to those of all people.
when someone says the opposite of what he or she really means.
an expression of an opinion or standpoint.
This involves the author's unique way of communicating-of being heard. It is associated with the basic vision of the writer and reveals the individual quality that makes the author's writing her own.
This is another way of saying "diction." This can help reveal a) the tone of the work, b) connotations of meaning, and/or c) his style of writing.