Indicates the relation of the action of the verb to the subject of the clause/sentence.
A symbolic representation.
The repetition of consonants at the beginning of words.
An indirect reference.
A reference to a person, place, or literary work that the writer expects the read to recognize and respond to.
Comparing two situations (people or object) with a resemblance.
A character that opposes the protagonist.
A break in the final climax for a humorous effect.
A device by which two contrasting ideas are juxtaposed.
Something non-human is addressed directly.
A writing that requires the student to investigate a topic, generate and evaluate evidence, and establish a position on the topic in a concise manner
Usually relate to how certain types of evidence cannot be used to logically conclude something.
Language belonging to an earlier time and generally no longer in use.
An actor's speech directed to the audience.
The repetition of similar vowel sounds.
The mood or feeling of the story.
A group of people listening/watching.
The description of a life written by the person who has lived it.
A narrative folk song.
A four-line stanza consisting of unrhymed first+third lines.
The author manipulates evidence in a argument.
A life written by another person.
Unrhymed iambic pentameter.
Words/phrases with strong+harsh sounds.
A character's features that are over exaggerated.
A detailed analysis of an individual or group.
The final disaster of a tragedy; a tragic denouement of a play/story.
Cause and Effect
Explaining why that happened.
A person who is responsible for the thoughts+actions.
The writer reveals the personality of a character.
A character that contrasts another character.
A group of actors who all speak the same word(s) at the same time.
Arranging events in the order in which the events occurred.
An overused expression.
Ideas arranged in the order of the least to most important.
The most intense/exciting point of something.
An informal expression characteristic of speech.
The language, words and phrases used in casual situations, as opposed to formal language.
A humorous scene after some serious or tragic moments.
Compare and Contrast
Similarities and differences of two or more things.
Similarities of two or more things.
The opposition between two people, person and environment, or person and nature.
The meaning a word suggests or implies.
The repetition of consonants before and after differing vowels.
The repetition of consonants at the end of words.
The juxtaposition of opposed ideas.
A pair of lines with rhyming ends.
The direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression
The final resolution of the characters of a plot, as of a drama or novel
A genre of essay that asks the student to describe something—object, person, place, experience, emotion, situation, etc.
The language used by the people of a specific area, class, district or any other group of people.
A literary technique in which writers employ two or more characters to be engaged in conversation with each other.
A form of autobiographical writing, a regularly kept record of the diarist’s activities and reflections.
A style of speaking
Writing determined by the choice of words by a speaker or a writer
Refers to a particular philosophy in art and literature that emphasizes the idea that different forms of art and literature ought to convey information and instructions along with pleasure and entertainment.
A situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives
In direct presentation, a character is described by the author, the narrator or the other characters of the story.
A harsh combination of sounds
Story involving conflict or contrast of character, especially one intended to be acted on the stage; a play
The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically humor that's only understood by the audience and not the characters of the play
A poem in the form of a speech or narrative by an imagined person, in which the speaker inadvertently reveals aspects of their character while describing a particular situation or series of events.
The way that the story is told, the way the characters play their parts, and/or the way the themes are explored
Someone who undergoes an important, internal change because of the action in the plot
An article in a newspaper or other periodical or on a website presenting the opinion of the publisher, writer, or editor
A poem or song in the form of elegiac couplets, written in honor of someone deceased
A method of persuasion that's designed to create an emotional response
A long poem narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation
A concluding part added to a literary work.
That moment in the story where a character achieves realization, awareness or a feeling of knowledge after which events are seen through the prism of this new light in the story
A rhetorical device that is a memorable, brief, interesting and surprising satirical statement
An inscription of a brief composition, having figurative sense in a verse or in prose form, written to pay tribute to a deceased person, or to remember a past event on a grave.
Polite, indirect expressions which replace words and phrases considered harsh and impolite or which suggest something unpleasant
The use of words and phrases that are distinguished as having a wide range of noteworthy melody or loveliness in the sounds they create.
An opinion given by a person highly educated in a topic.
A literary device used to introduce background information about events, settings, characters etc. to the audience or readers
A simple essay usually factual and written without emotion.
A metaphor that is extended through a stanza or an entire poem, often by multiple comparisons of unlike objects or ideas.
A struggle between two opposing characters or forces
A short tale with animal characters that teaches a moral lesson
The action that occurs after the climax of a work of literature
Literature that contains characters and a plot involving magic and invented characters.
A light humorous play.
Language that contains many poetic devices; a way of saying something other than the literal meaning of words.
First-Person Point of View
A POV in which a character directly narrates from their own point of view; uses "I" or "we" to narrate.
The presentation of a scene that takes place before the present in a work of literature.
A minor character who has little depth of personality.
A character that contrasts with and reveals various aspects of the main character's personality.
A hint to upcoming events
The structure of a piece of writing.
An essay that uses academic language, logical organization, and serious purpose.
The use of "high" language or dialect in preference to "low" language or dialect; academic language
A secondary story or stories embedded in the main story. (A shorter story within a story)
A poem that has no limitations in its use of meter or rhyme.