The expression through symbolism of truths or generalizations about human experience.
The repetition of initial sounds in adjacent words or syllables.
To derive as a conclusion from facts or premises.
To recite the details of a story; a story told in the first person
Presents a coherent argument in which evidence leads to relevant conclusions.
Tells something abouth the subject, following (;) a linking verb.
Point of View (P.O.V.)
Decscribes grammatical/person perspective.
Form of argument that contains major premise, minor premise, and conclusion.
Resources of Language
Refers to devices of composition available to a writer (diction, syntax, etc.)
The meaning one conveys or intends to convey especially by language; the dictionary meaning of a word.
The ability to relate seemingly disparate things so as to illuminiate or amuse.
To express the opposite of what one really means.
A sentence where the main clause is stated and subordinate follows.
Choice of words with regard to correctness, clearness or effectiveness.
Object that signified or reflected greater meaning.
A reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture.
The quality or state of being ambiguous; capable of understanding in more than one way.
Refers to how a passage is constructed.
All elements in language that contribute to style– diction, syntax, tone, attitude, figures of speech, connotations and repetition.
Stories intended to instruct, inform, or teach a moral lesson.
The substitution of a mild or pleasant expression for one offensive or unpleasant.
Earlier in time or order; the prologue of a story or event.
Local jargon; of relating to, or characteristic of conversation and especially of familiar and unformal conversation.
A constant state of mind or predominant emotion.
Central meaning or dominant idea.
Giving human like qualitities to non-living objects.
A sentence in which the main clause is left unfinished until the end in order to create the effect of anticipation or suspense.
A metaphor that is extended or developed over a number of lines or with several examples.
Presents a coherent arugument in which evidence leads to relevant conclusions.
A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated.
Sermon; a speech about God or religion.
An abusive expression or speech.
A word or phrase that departs from everyday literal language for the sake of comparison, emphasis, clarity, or freshness.
Theory expressed as a statement for discussion.
Figures of Speech
An expression that uses language in a non-literal way, such as a metaphor or a simile.
Authors implicit attitude toward the reader or the people
A noun or prounoun which follows the verb and describes or renames the subject.
A mental position with regard to a fact or state.
A general agreement between states on a matter of common concer; tradititons for each genre.
Inference that if two or more things agree in some respects they will probably agree in others.
A short saying stating the general truth.
Describes the variety, conventions, and purposes of major kinds of writing.
Undue use of exaggeration.
A humorous or satirical imitation.
The quality or state of being similar in essential parts.
A distinctive type of category of literary composition.
Details in which the words are arranged to suggest visual representation of the subject.
A movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, style or idea to another.
Repeating of a word within a sentence of poetical lines/literature.
Details that use our senses to create a mood or emotion.
Something in a literary work designed to achieve a particular artistic effect.
Prose is an ordinary form of spoken or written language without metrical structure.
To represent as less than is the case.
The use of irony or sarcasm to denounce vice, folly, etc; the use of wit.
The meaning of a word.
The form of manner or verbal expression.
A statement that seems contrary to common sense and yet is perhaps true.
A combination of contradictory words.
Makes a show of knowledge; an adjective that describes words, phrases, or general tone that is overl scholarly, academic, or bookish; the use of BIG WORDS.
Extravagant exaggeration used as a figure of speech.
Figurative language; the art of making images through details.
A rhetorical device which is uded to directly address an absent or imaginary person or object as if alive and present and could reply.
A prevailing emotional tone or attitude, especially one associated with a specific place or time.
Tools of a story teller; includes ordering events to create a climax.
Verbal identity of a writer based on syntax and diction.
Identifiable rule of thumb that is employed in literature and storytelling.
Phrase or clause that follow linking verb and compliments or completes the subject of a sentence.
Has both a subject and verb; cannot stand alone and make sense.
A separate part of an article or document; a group of words consisting of a subject and its predicate.
An elaborate metaphor that compares two extremely different things.
A word for one idea or thing is used in place of another to suggest likeness between them; comparison without the use of “like” or “as”.
Formation of words in imitation of natural sounds.
A meaning in addition to or apart from the thing explicitly named or described by a word.