13 terms

English 2 Review Terms

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Theme
Central idea of a work of literature
Irony
A contrast between expectation and reality; 3 kinds
Story Arc
Pattern and/or planning tool for writing a story
Symbolism
A person, place or object which has a meaning in itself but suggests other meanings as well
Allusion
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
Motif
A recurring theme, subject or idea
Connotation
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
Denotation
The dictionary definition of a word
Hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
Imagery
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
Point of View (POV)
the perspective from which a story is told
Tone
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
Mood
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader