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Narrative
the retelling of a story for a purpose
Anecdote
a short assuming or interesting story about a real incident or person
Diction
the authors purposeful word choice
Connotation
the underlying meaning or bias of a word
Denotation
the dictionary definition of a word
Euphemism
a more socially acceptable way of referring to a socially awkward or unacceptable thing
Figurative Language
the use of language beyond the literal
Hyperbole
an exaggeration
metaphor
a comparison of two unlike things not using like or as
Simile
a comparison two unlike things using like or as
Personification
giving a human-like characteristic to non-human things
Jargon
words associated with specific technology or place
Analogy
a comparison of two things demonstrating their relationship to each other
Foreshadowing
giving hint of what is to come
Imagery
description that appeals to the senses
Mood
the atmosphere the author creates
Tone
the attitude the author takes towards the audience and the subject
Theme
the overall message the author is conveys around humanity or the human condition
Parallel Structure
the repetition of a word, phrase, or syntactical structure to create rhythm or a sense of cadence
Motif
a reoccurring element that leads the audience to the theme
Symbol
an object that is itself and represents a greater meaning