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occurs when there is a contrast between what is expected and what actually happens

point of view

To tell a story from the _______ of one character, an author uses the first-person pronoun "I" to write the story


author's choice of words and attitude toward subject

main idea

a nonfiction text is the writer's most important point


restating a passage in your own words


To support a point, nonfiction writers often use


the main idea or underlying meaning the author presents to the reader


a person, an animal, or an object that has meaning and stands for something beyond itself


the comparison of two unlike things to suggest things which they have in common


a comparison of two unlike things using like or as

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