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allegory
a story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand for other people or events.
allusion
a reference to someone or something that's known from history, or some other branch of culture
mood
the overall emotion created by a work of literature
similie
a figure of speech that makes a comparison between unlike things and uses words such as like, as or than.
metaphor
a figure of speech that compares two unlike things but doesn't use words such as like, as, than, or resembles.
personification
a figure of speech in which things or animals are given human feelings, thoughts or attitudes.
symbol/symbolism
a person, place, thing, or event that stands for something else.
tone
an attitude a writer takes towards the subject of the work, characters in it or the audience.
theme
the insight about human life in a literary work.
thesis
the subject of a composition or essay
diction
the style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words. The writer's choice of words shape the tone and style.
Ex: good diction.
parody
mitates the serious manner and characteristic features of a particular literary work in order to make fun of those same features
Ex: South Park's episode of William Speilburg.
satire
attacking or ridiculing something the author may think is stupid by using humor.