Dramatic: when the reader or audience knows something the character does not Situational: when there is a disparity between what is expected and what actually occurs Verbal: when the speaker says one thing but means the opposite
An implied comparison between dissimilar objects: "her talent blossomed"
A recurring feature of literary work that is related to the theme
use of a word whose sound imitates its meaning: "hiss"
Phrase that consists of two words that are contradictory: "living dead"
Figure of speech in which non-human things are given human characteristics
The sequence of events in a literary work
Point of View
The vantage point or perspective from which a literary work is told
1st person point of view
The narrator is a character in the story(use of 'I')
3rd person point of view
The narrator is outside the story(use of 'he' she' 'they')
The main character in a literary work
Repetition of a similar or identical sounds: "look and crook"
Pattern of rhyme among lines of poetry [denoted using letters as in "ABAB CDCD EE"
The time and place of a literary work
A direct comparison of dissimilar objects, usually using like or as: "I wandered lonely as a cloud"
A dramatic device in which a character is alone and speaks his or her thoughts aloud
Voice in a poem; the person or thing that is speaking
Group of lines forming a unit in a poem
Standardized, conventional ideas about characters, plots, and settings
Technique that keeps the reader guessing what will happen next
One thing(object, person, place) used to represent something else
The underlying main idea of a literary work. Differs from the subject of a literary work in that it involves a statement or opinion about the subject
The author's attitude toward the subject of a work