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a description of facts or events.
a story with two parallel levels of meaning - one literal and one figurative (e.g., the pigs in Animal Farm represent Russian leaders).
a reference to something that happened in the past or in a past literary work (e. g., if a character refers to George Washington or Zeus from mythology).
breaking something complex into its elements and examining them.
short stories or examples used to illustrate a point.
a justification or defense.
giving reasons or evidence of something.
a declaration or affirmation.
facts that are taken for granted.
a life story written by the same person.
something that is cut out or suppressed for being objectionable.
a historical account or narrative.
a quote or direct reference to someone else's writing.
look at two items or ideas and show similarities.
short and to the point.
a prediction made based on past patterns.
a meaning that is suggested by a word, but not explicitly named.
show differences between two items or ideas.
citing facts or theories that are incorrect or misstated.
a discussion that evaluates an object or idea.
a statement expressing the meaning or essence of something.
to describe with great accuracy and detail.
to describe visually.
to represent something in words.
choice of words.
clashing, a lack of agreement.
to show something in a lively way.
a substitution for an unpleasant expression.
based on facts, objective.
a mistaken idea.
written about the author and by the author (uses the words I and me).
a story that was invented by an author.
predicting something bad that will happen later (e.g., when someone in a story has a bad dream about a hurricane right before a storm).
an artistic category.
based on history.
something funny or amusing.
a demonstration or clarification of an idea.
looking into facts, an investigation.
the ability to be perceptive and see the truth of a situation.
the act of pleading for help or support, calling upon a god.
a result that is different from what would normally be expected.
related to books or literature.
sensational or over-the-top.
a traditional story to explain how particular things in the world came to be (e.g., like how the story of Pandora's box explains how evil came to be).
recognizing and noting something that has been seen.
a work that exaggerates something (often political) to make it seem funny, a literary caricature.
a character assumed by an author or individual.
a specific individual point of view.
a picture or portrayal in words.
to describe in words or act the part of.
ideas that are spread to help or hurt a political person or idea (when there is an election, all of the slogans and speeches that try to get you to vote in a certain way are propaganda).
writing that is not poetry (e.g., stories and novels that don't rhyme).
the hero or good guy in a story.
a response in a debate.
skillful and persuasive language.
a story related to the mysterious and dramatic. We usually think of romance as something to do with love or lust. But in literature, the term is broader. There is usually a romance at the center of "romantic" books, but they aren't necessarily steamy. Romance books include Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice.
bitter wit meant to hurt someone.
literary works that make fun of human folly or silliness.
academic, writing done as part of research.
discussion of how society works.
a literary work that makes fun of something else (TV shows like "Saturday Night Live" often do skits that are spoofs of other shows or movies.)
small details that are elusive and difficult to define; items or characters that are understated.
a sufficient account of the main points.
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