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tone
the author/speaker's attitude towards a subject implied by choice or words
characterization
the method used by a writer to develope a character
anecdote
a brief account of a single incident
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
dramactic irony
situation where a character is unaware of something the audiesnce knows
situational irony
when what actually happens is the opposite of what is expected
verbal irony
sarcastic, not matching what is really happening
allusion
an implied or indirect reference in a literary text to another text
archetype
recuring character/idea/theme in a lot of stories
motif
recuring character/idea/theme in one story
satire
a literary work in which human vice or folly is attacked through irony, derision, or wit
objective vs. subjective non-fiction writing
un-bias vs. bias
imagery and sensory details
set of metal images, transmitting to the senses
theme
general statement about life
anthrop
human
chrono
time
log, logy
study, word
phon
sound
frag, fract
break
ject
throw
mal
bad
pon, pos
place, put
vers, vert
turn
verb
it's what you do, action or state
preposition/prepositional phrase
a word used to relate a noun or pronoun to some other part of sentence ex. of, at, in, over... / phrase beginning with preposition
noun
person, place, thing, or idea
pronoun
word that can be substituted for a noun
adjective
describes a noun
adverb
modifies a verb
conjuction
joining verb; and, but, or
gerund
noun ending in 'ing'
ex. they do not appreciate my singing
participle
adjective ending in 'ing' or 'ed'
ex. removing his coat, john moved to the other side of the room
infinitive
'to' + 'verb in its simplist form'
ex. to wait
to sleep