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theme

the message

organizational structure

the way a piece of writing is organized

ellipsis and dashes

both can be used to show a pause; the ellipsis can also show that somethings have been omitted or left out

verbal

a verb form that is functioning as a noun or an adjective rather than a verb

author's purpose

the reason an author writes about a topic

allusion

referring to another work of art or another piece

connation

the feeling that a word brings to mind

denotation

the literal meaning of the word

helping verb

a verb that helps the main verb in the sentence

action verb

a verb that shows action