There's Always Another Perspective ( Imagery: The formation of mental…
There's Always Another Perspective
Metaphor: A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two things that have something in common. Unlike similes, metaphors do not use the words
, but make comparisons directly.
Conflict: A conflict is a struggle between opposing forces that is the basis of a story's plot.
Suspense: Suspense is the excitement or tension that readers feel as they become involved in a story and eagerly await the outcome.
Tone: Tone is the writer's attitude toward his or her subject.
Mood: Mood is the feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader.
Allegory: An allegory is a work with two levels of meaning, a literal one and a symbolic one.
Anecdote: An anecdote is a brief story that focuses on a single episode or event in a person's life and that is used to illustrate
Author's Purpose: A writer usually writes for one or more of these purposes: to inform, to entertain, to express himself or herself, or to persuade readers to believe or do something.
Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or for humorous effect.
Setting: The setting of a literary work refers to the time and place in which the action occurs.
Audience: Audience is the person or persons who are influenced to read or hear a piece of writing.
Characterization: Characterization refers to the techniques that writers use to develop characters.
Paradox: A paradox is a statement that seem to contradict, or oppose, itelf but, in fact, reveals some element of truth
Theme: A theme is an underlying message that a writer wants the reader to understand.
Structure: The structure of a literary work is the way in which it is put together--the arrangment of its parts.
Bias: an inclination of temperament or outlook; especially : a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment; prejudice.
Syntax: The way in which linguistic elements (such as words) are put together to form constituents (such as phrases or clauses)
Imagery: The formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively.
Diction: Word choice.
Fallacy: A failure in reasoning that renders an argument invalid.
Irony: Irony is a contrast between expectation and reality.
Onomatopoeia: The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo, sizzle ).
Euphemism: Often in literature, whether for humor or just for taste, a writer wishes to describe some graphic or offensive event using milder imagery or phrasing.
Foreshadowing: When an author hints at the ending of or at an upcoming event in her story without fully divulging it
Connotation: Connotations are the associations people make with words that go beyond the literal or dictionary definition.
Foil: A foil is another character in a story who contrasts with the main character, usually to highlight one of their attributes.
Satire: The use of satire in literature refers to the practice of making fun of a human weakness or character flaw.
A symbol is literary device that contains several layers of meaning, often concealed at first sight, and is representative of several other aspects, concepts or traits than those that are visible in the literal translation alone.
Cliché: Cliché refers to an expression that has been overused to the extent that it loses its original meaning or novelty.
Double Entendre: A double entendre is a literary device that can be defined as a phrase or a figure of speech that might have multiple senses, interpretations, or two different meanings, or which might be understood in two different ways.
Pun: A pun is a play on words in which a humorous effect is produced by using a word that suggests two or more meanings or by exploiting similar sounding words having different meanings.
34, Colloquial language:
informal language; language that is "conversational"
Dialogue: Where characters of a narrative speak to one another.
Aphorism: A brief statement which expresses an observation on life usually intended as a wise observation.
ian incorrect usage of a word usually with comic effect. ""He is the very pineapple of politeness.""
Parallelism: The repetition of words phrases sentences that have the same grammatical structure or that restate a similar idea.
an accepted phrase or expression having a meaning different from the literal
Enjambment: when the writer uses line breaks meaningfully and abruptly to either emphasize a point or to create dual meanings
How does the usage of suspense impact the mood?
B. The author's diction designs the conflict, how?
C. How does the author's inclusion of a foil better the work's overall characterization
A. How would the usage of a pun impact the work's tone?
D. How does the author's bias shape the connotation of their work?
E. How is imagery created through the use of hyperbole?
F. What does the the structure do to