main idea of a literary work
a comparison between two unlike things, using "like" or "as" with the intent of giving a meaning to one of them
hints or clues of things to come
a figure of speech in which a non-human or inanimate object, quality, or idea is given lifelike characteristics or powers
a comparison between two unlike things with the intent of giving added meaning to one of them
language that appeals to one or more of the senses and creates pictures and impressions in the reader's mind
a deliberate exaggeration for the purpose of emphasis or humor; overstatement
the dominant emotional climate that the reader senses or feels
an author's attitude towards the reader
a device by which an author interrupts the logical time sequence of a story or play to relate an episode that occurred prior to the poening situation
a reference to a person, place, event, or artistic work that the author expects the reader to recognize
the time and place of the events in a story
language that is used or understood by a select group of people
a struggle between opposing forces, people, or ideas in a story, novel, play, or narrative poem
a contrast between what is stated and what is really meant or between what is expected and what actually happened
when the audience knows more than the characters
difference between what is said and what is meant
a person, place, event, or object that is real in itself and also suggests something larger than itself, such as a quality, an attitude, a belief or a value
recurring structures or ideas
character who by contrast emphasizes the qualities of another
conversation between two or more characters in a story
dominant emotional climate the reader senses or feels (mood)
words the author uses to describe a character, what a character says, does, and feels
highest point of a story
main character's enemy
repeating letters or sounds
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