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Theme
Authors view of society
first person
the narrator is a character in the story
Second person
The narrator addresses the reader directly using the word "you."
third person omniscient
the narrator knows all of the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in a work
third person limited
Narrator sees the world through only one characters eyes and thoughts.
Third person removed
Narrator only reports action
Characterization
What others think or do to them
Their thoughts, actions,dialogue
Narrators description
Appearance
Setting
Time period
Physical location
Man-made objects
Symbol
A thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.
Archetype
A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in literature
common archetypes
Blindness
Flight
Biblical
Weather
Metaphor
A comparison without using like or as
Simile
A comparison using "like" or "as"
Personification
the attribution of human characteristics to something nonhuman
Tone
the attitude of the speaker
Diction
word choice
Connotation
implied meaning of a word or feeling
Denotation
The dictionary definition of a word
Imagery
Description that appeals to the 5 senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
Details
Facts
Colon
IC: (explanation)
Semicolon
IC;IC equalizes
long sentence
25 words or more
short sentence
Under 10 words
Quote Integration
: after complete sentence must explain
, he argues,"" verb
Stage direction
Italics where, what, how
dramatic exposition
prose commentaries, to provide background information about the characters
Dialogue
Conversation between characters
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