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excitement or uncertainty about what may happen

literal language

you mean it

figurative language

figures of speech (similes,hyperboles,etc)


language in ordinary form

stated theme

message of the story stated by the author

implied theme

message of the story implied by the reader

context clues

words near a word to imply what it means

dramatic irony

when the reader knows something the character doesn't

verbal irony

figure of speech

situational irony

outcome is different from what was expected

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