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The most important idea expressed in a paragraph or in an entire passage.
A shorter title found under the main title of a text which divides a larger passage into smaller sections based on the main idea.
Similarities or differences between two or more things.
The lesson or message the author wants the reader to understand from the passage.
A comparison between two unlike things in which one is written as if it were the other.
Replace one word or phrase for another.
Conversation between two or more characters in the text.
Word or term placed at the top of a column or page in a reference book.
Drawing a conclusion by reasoning from the evidence in a selection.
The series of events or actions in a novel, play or movie.
The overall message of a text.
A word or example that is most closely related to the one provided.
The solution to the conflict.
Pattern of end rhymes in a poem.
A metaphor that is developed or carried out through several lines or the entire poem.
A particular type of literature.
A technique in which words are used to create visuals create understanding of a text.
The reason the selection was written.
The disagreement between the protagonist and antagonist.
A person, place, thing, or event that has its own meaning but represents something beyond itself.
The writer's attitude about the subject.
The feeling the reader gets from the text.
The who, what, when, where, why, and how of the story.
Features or qualities that distinguish a person or thing.
The feeling and associations a word suggest beyond its dictionary meaning.
The dictionary meaning of a word
When the author leans for or against a particular topic based on personal beliefs.
The way the writer feels or thinks about the topic
The reaction that was brought about by a particular event.
The effect one object, person, or thing has on another.
A technique using words that a writer uses to enlarge something beyond its normal bounds or the truth.
When/how one detail or example is related to another.
Facts or opinions a writer uses to support a position.
The contrast between what characters or readers might expect and what actually happens.
The expression of a personal belief or feeling.
A figure of speech in which a non-human or non-living thing or quality is written as if it were human or alive.
To play a significant part in bringing about an end or result.
Techniques the author uses that identifies their way of writing.
What happens as a result of the cause.
The connection between two things.
Forms of writing a writer uses to create an effect.
A way of speaking that is characteristic of a particular region or group of people.
Indirectly referring to an event in history, art, or literature.
Showing how something is right or reasonable.
An organized attempt to influence a large audience of readers, listeners, or t.v. watchers.
Point of View
The vantage point from which the story is told.
The use of clues to suggest events that will happen later int he plot.
An interruption in the action of the plot to tell what happened at an earlier time.
The time and place in which the events of story takes place.
A person or animal who takes part in the action of a story, play, or other literary work.
A broad statement that covers several situations.
Poetry without a regular meter or rhymes scheme.
The act of providing amusement.
To communicate knowledge of a topic.
The use of language or pictures to convince others to think or act in a certain way.
A word that sounds like what it means.
A figure of speech that uses the repetition of consonant sounds a the start/beginning of words.
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to make a point.
A technique to make something clearer.
An over-used expression or idea that has lost its original effect.
A figure of speech that compares two unlike things using "like" or "as".
A phrase or expression that cannot be understood by the individual meanings of its words.
A technique of using what you already know to guess what will happen next.
Information the reader brings to the text from the world.
A statement or position supported by evidence.
A statement of the central idea in a work, may be explicit or implicit.
The main character in a literary work
A character or force in conflict with the main character
A struggle between opposing forces
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