extreme poverty (poor)
statements or events whose meanings are unclear
instrument for inflicting punishment
a writer's choice of words for clarity, effectiveness, or precision (formal or informal)
the use of hints or clues to suggest what action is to come later
a reason that explains or partially explains why a character thinks, feels, acts, or behaves in a certain way (personality + situation)
the quality of a literary work that makes the reader uncertain or tense about the outcome of the events
the central idea of a work of literature (love, war, racism, abuse, etc.)
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