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LA9: Style in a Variety of Literature

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Style
Author's word choice, syntax, and language work together to establish meaning in the text.
Syntax: Sentence Structure
The way a sentence is arranged, grammatically.
Diction
The choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.
Connotation
Represents various overtones, cultural implications, emotional meanings associated with a word.
Denotation
The explicit meaning of a word. Refers to the literal meaning, the 'dictionary definition.'
Point of View
The perspective from which a work is written.
Unreliable narrator
A narrator, in literature, film, or theatre, whose credibility has been seriously compromised.
Dialogue
Characters speak to one another. Shows the style of the author and the style of each character
Figurative Language
Go beyond the literal meanings of the words to give the readers new insights.
Characterization
Creation of a fictional character using physical appearance, dialogue, behaviors, and choices.
Attitude
This term can be referred to as perspective or tone of the writer, like serious or humorous.
Mood
Evokes feelings in readers through words and descriptions; it creates an emotional situation
Cinematic Techniques
Methods a director uses to communicate meaning/evoke particular emotional responses in viewers
Setting
Time and place in which a story takes place.
Conflict
An issue in a narrative around which the whole story revolves.
Theme
The central message or idea in a story stated in a complete sentence.
Foreshadowing
Hints of what's to come.
Irony
An incongruity between expectations for a situation and what actually happens.
Imagery
Descriptive words that re-create sensory experiences for the reader, the five senses are used.
Hyperbole
Where exaggeration is used to create a strong effect.
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