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the state or experience of being isolated from a group or an activity to which one should belong or in which one should be involved.
a disappointing end to an exciting or impressive series of events.
a central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.
an exclamatory passage in a speech or poem addressed to a person (typically one who is dead or absent) or thing (typically one that is personified).
a place of misery- usually placed in the the future
Literary term used to describe stories written about a certain area.
used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future.
the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing
Literary term used to describe a philosophy that man has little control of their own life and they are just part of the animal kingdom.
a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
Literary term used to describe stories about "real" places and characters.
a fake name used by an author to hide their identity
Everyday dialect or speaking
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
first paragraph in an essay/paper containing a thesis statement
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
a distinctive feature or dominant idea in an artistic or literary composition.
a rewording of something written or spoken by someone else.
used to provide concise documentation directly where a source is quoted or paraphrased within your paper
the last paragraph in an essay/paper
using someone else's words or using someone else's ideas as if they were your own
gives you firsthand information about topic. in literature the primary source is the literature itself
a critical study of the literature that you use in your paper to backup your point
a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.
an essay in which the writer tries to persuade the reader to their point of view
the statement in the introduction of an essay or paper that tells the reader what the writer is trying to say/prove
the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.
the general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation, etc.
the presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is.
an alphabetized record of sources that you use in your paper
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