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a reference in a work of lieterature to something oustide the work, especially to a well-known historical or literary event, person, or work.
a speaker's, author's or character's dispostion toward or opinion of a subject.
items or parts that make up a larger picture or story.
the techniques of deploying the sound of words, especially in poetry, such as rhyme, alliteration, assonance, consonance, and onomatopoeia.
devices of sound
word choice
writing that uses figures of speech (as opposed to literal language or that which is actual or specifically denoted) such as metaphor, simile, and irony. Figurative languages uses words to mean something other than their literal meaning.
figurative language
the images of a literary work; the sensory details of a work; the figurative language of a work. imagery has several definitions, but the two that are paramount are the visual, auditory, or tactile images evoked by words of a literary work or the images that figurative language evokes.
a figure of speech in which intent and actual meaning differ, characteristically praise for blame or blame for praise; a pattern of words that turns away from the direct statement of its own obviuos meaning. the term irony implies a discrepancy.
a figurative use of language in which a comparison is expressed without the use of a comparative term like as, like or than
the methods involved in telling a story; the procedures used by a writer of stories or accounts. Narrative techniques is a general term (like devices or resources of language) which asks you to discuss the procedures used in the telling of a story. Examples of the techniques you might use are point of view, manipulation of time, dialogue, or interior monologue.
narrative techniques
the vantage point of a story in which the narrator can know, see, and report whatever he or she chooses. the narrator is free to describe the thoughts of any of the characters, to skip about in time or place, or to speak directly to the reader.
omniscent point of view.
any of the several possible vantage points from which a story is told. the point of view may be omniscient, limitd to that of a single character, or limited to that of several characters. the teller may use first person or the third person.
point of view
a general phrase for the linguisic devices or techniques that a writer can use. A question calling for the "resources of language" invites a student to discuss the style and rhetoric of a passage. Such topics as diction, syntax, figurative language, and imagery are all examples of resources of langugae.
resources of language.
the devices used in effective or persuasive language. the number of rhetoric techniques, like that of the resources of language, is long. examples would be devices such as contrast, repetitions, paradox, understatement, sarcasm, and rhetorical question.
rhetorical techniques
writing that seeks to arouse a reader's disapproval of an object by ridicule. Satire is usually comedy that exposes errors with an eye to correct vice and folly.
the background to a story; the physical location of a play, story or novel. the setting of a narrative will normally involve both time and place
a directly expressed comparison; a figure of speech comparing 2 objects, usually with like, as, or than
the management of language for a specific effect. the strategy or rehtorical strategy of a poem is the planned placing of elements to achieve an effect.
the arrangement of materials within a work; the relationship of the parts of a work to the whole; the logical divisions of a work.
the mode of expression in language, the characteristic manner of expression of an author. elements of style include diction, syntax, figurative language, imagery, selection of detail, sound, effects, and tone.
something that is simultaneously itself and a sign of something else
the structure of a sentence, the arrangement of words in a sentence. a discussion of syntax sould include such considerations as the length/brevity of the sentences, kinds of sentences (?s, !s, declaratives, rhetorical questions) or periodic or loose; simple, complex or compound
the main thought expressed by a work
the manner in which an author expresses his or her attitude; the intonation of the voice that expresses meaning. tone is the result of allusion, diction, figurative language, imagery, irony, symbol, syntax, and style .