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Tapestry of Grace Unit 2 Dialectic Literary Terminology Quiz prep

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novella
a fictional prose work which focuses intimagtely on characters, but in length and complexity, it fall between a short story and a novel
imagery
a literary device that presents something in a concrete, usually non-literal, informing word picture
topic
the subject that work of literature talks about
drama
a literary work that emphasizes performance as its primary medium of expression
experiment in living
the choice that a character makes to act and live according to particular beliefs
symbol
any element that stands for something else
diction
literally meaning "spoken things," it is the author's choice of words, phrases, images as well as sentence structure and language
theme
what an author believes about the particular subject of his work
simile
a direct comparison between two unlike objects using the work "like" or "as"
symbol
any element that stand for something else