21 terms

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aphorism
a brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.
assonance
repetition of similar vowel sounds
consonance
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
contrast
the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
first person
told from the narrator's point of view, using "I"
form
to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
homophone
one of two or more words pronounced alike but different in meaning or derivation or spelling
journalism
the profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media
literature
published, creative writing of recognized artistic value
quotation
a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
second person
the narrator tells a listener what he/she has done or said, using the personal pronoun "you" (Ex: Choose your Own Adventure Books) this point of view is rare
sonnet
14-line poetic verse form with a fixed rhyme pattern
symbolism
a device in literature where an object represents an idea
table
a database view of information arranged in a grid of rows and columns
tale
a creative, short narrative that is recognized as fiction for entertainment but may also draw a moral or teach a practical lesson
term
a word or expression used for some particular thing
third person
a narrator, who is not a character in the story, tells the story.
tone
the attitude of the author toward the audience and characters (e.g., serious or humorous).
viewpoint
the authors perspective, or opinion, on an issue or topic; sometimes presented directly, other times, the reader will need to infer how the author feels about the issue or topic
voice
the writer's use of language and overall style, created by tone and choice of words
world literature
writing that is from countries other than your own
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