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Characterization
The method an author uses to reveal characters and their personalities.
Evaluate
Examine and judge carefully.
Foreshadowing
When the author gives hints or clues as to what will come in the future.
Paraphrase
Restate a text or passage in other words.
Style
How an author writes; an author's use of language; author's intent and theme
Syntax
The pattern or structure of word order in sentences, clauses and phrases.
Theme
A topic of discussion or writing; a major idea broad enough to cover the entire scope of a literary work.
Tone
Is the attitude the author has toward the audience and/or characters.
Voice
The fluency, rhythm and liveliness in writing that makes it unique to the writer.
Figurative Language
Cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling.
Irony
The use of a word or phrase to mean the exact opposite of its literal or usual meaning; when the opposite of the expected happens in an event.
Literary Elements
Techniques used in literature - characterization, setting, plot, theme
Literary Devices
Tools used by the author to enliven and provide voice to literature - dialogue, alliteration, etc.
Literary Structures
Author's method of organizing text - foreshadowing, flashback