A story in which characters, objects, or actions have a meaning beyond the surface of a story.
A long narrative poem about the adventures of a hero whose actions reflect the ideals and values of a nation or a group.
The use of a word or phrase that is less expressive or direct, but considered less distasteful or offensive than another.
Opposition to a character which comes from environment, surroundings, or other characters; a character struggles against some outside force; man vs. man or man vs. nature.
The words or phrases a writer uses to represent persons, objects, actions, feelings, and ideas descriptively by appealing to the senses.
The struggle within the character dealing with emotions and felling. takes place within the mind of character, man.vs.self
omniscient point of view
all-knowing, all-seeing narrator, can we all the thoughts and actions of all characters
A form of paradox that combines a pair of opposite terms into a single unusual expression; ex . "jumbo shrimp"
the pattern of end rhyme in a poem; the pattern is identified by assigning a letter of an alphabet; beginning with a, to each line; lines that rhyme are given the same letter.
the pattern or flow of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables.
The use of any object, person, place, or action that has a meaning in itself while standing for something larger than itself, such as a quality, attitude, belief, or value.
The central message of a literary work; it is not the same as a subject, which can be expressed in a word or two; the theme is the idea the author wishes to convey about that subject; it is expressed as a sentence or general statement; literary work can have more than one theme.
third person point of view
told from the point of view from of one observer or narrator; record only what seen or heard.
the write's or speaker's attitude towards the a subject, character, or audience; conveyed through the author's choice of diction, imagery, figurative language, and/or details.