genre of literature represented by works intended for the stage; a work to be performed by actors on stage, radio, or television; play

dramatic script
written text of a play including dialogue between characters, stage directions and often other expository information

dramatic speech, revealing inner thoughts and feelings, spoken aloud by one character alone on stage.

stage direction
playwrights written instructions provided in the text of a play about the setting or how the actors are to move and behave in a play

any story that is the product of imagination rather than a documentation of fact

elements of fiction
traits that mark a work as imaginative or narrative discourse (e.g., plot, theme, symbol)

category used to classify literary works, usually by form, technique or content (e.g., prose, poetry)

literary form
overall structure or shape of a work that frequently follows and established design. Forms may refer to a literary type

literary movement
a trend or pattern of shared beliefs or practices that mark an approach to literature (realism, naturalism, romanticism)

text that aims to present ideas and evoke an emotional experience in the reader through use of meter, imagery, and connotative and concrete words.

the voice used by an author to tell/narrate a story or poem

structure of poem
rhyming pattern, meter, grammar, imagery

author’s choice regarding language, sentence structure, voice, and tone in order to communicate with the reader

a literary approach that ridicules or examines human vice or weakness

sound devices
elements of literature that emphasize sound (assonance, consonance, rhyme, onomatopoeia)

fluency, rhythm, liveliness in a text that make it unique to the author