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allusion
passing reference or indirect mention
concrete language
Language which refers to tangible objects as opposed to abstract concepts
connotation
all the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests
denotation
the literal, dictionary definition of a word
diction
a writer/speaker's choice of words
figurative language
language that says one thing but means another
figures of speech
any way of saying something other thn the ordinary way
imagery
representation thru language of sense experience
verbal irony
speech in which what is said is the opposite to what is meant
metaphor
an implicit comparision of two dissimilar objects
oxymoron
a combination of contradictory terms-two words
paradox
a statement that contradicts itself
personification
the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas
simile
an explicit comparision of two dissmiliar objects
tone
the writer's attitude toward the material and/or readers
coherence
content organized to present a logical developent of the subject
unity
all of the content related to the subject
nonfiction
prose narrative that deals with real events or has factual evidence to support it
parody
imitation of a work of literature, art, or music for amusement or instruction
satire
type of writing which ridicules human weakness
setting
total environment for the action of a fictional work, including time and place
theme
central idea or insight into a work of literature
genre
category a story or script falls into
parallel structure
the repeating of phrases and sentences that are syntactically similar
first person narrative
story in which the narrator is a character in the story
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
omniscient point of view
an "all-knowing" narrator tells the story in 3rd person
pathos
appeal to emotions
ethos
appeal to one's own reputation
logos
appeal to logic
pathetic fallacy
the concept of attributing human emotions to nature or to inanimate objects
stream of consciousness
style of writing that portrays the inner workings of a character's mind
interior monologue
a literary genre that presents a fictional character's sequence of thoughts in the form of a monologue