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English III Final
Terms in this set (34)
The sequence of events in a literary piece that center on resolving the conflict
The deeper meaning of a literary piece, central message, or insight into life revealed by a literary piece
The writers attitude toward a subject.
The way in which a novelist, poet, or other writer uses language.
Point of view
The position from which a writer views his subject
The environment in a literary piece- the time and place of the piece
A struggle between opposing forces.
The feeling created in the reader by a literary work
The person or persons who are intended to read a piece of writing or listen to a speakers message
The reason a writer writes a piece of literature which includes to inform, entertain, express views, or persuade
Conversation between two or more characters in either fiction or nonfiction
A character whose personality traits directly contrast with those of another character to show
The use of vivid description, usually rich in words that appeal to the senses, to create pictures in the minds of the reader
A person, place, or object that has a concrete meaning in itself and also stands for something beyond itself, such as an idea or feeling
A literary technique in which foolish ideas or customs are ridiculed for the purpose of improving society
When positive, negative, or neutral emotions are attached to certain words
The contrast between what is stated and what is meant or the contrast between what is expected to happen and what actually does happen.
A type of nonfiction in which a person tells his or her own life story
A work with two levels of meaning, a literal one and a symbolic one
The excitement or tension readers feel as they become involved in a story and eagerly await the outcome
A writers use of hints or clues to indicate events that will occur later in the story
A short, concise statement expressing a wise or clever observation or general truth.
Giving human qualities and/or characteristics to nonhuman things
A comparison of two unlike objects using the words "like" or "as"
Figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis
A direct comparison of two unlike objects
The repeated use of phrases, clauses, or sentences that are similar in structure or meaning
Reference to a well known person, place, event, literary work or work of art
To state the same or similar ideas in a variety of ways
The repeated use of any element of language
Questions that do not require answers because the answer is known or obvious
When the author uses an emotional appeal to convince the reader of his or her argument
When the author uses credibility or authority to convince the reader of his or her argument
When the author uses evidence and reason to convince the reader of his or her argument