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  1. A brief condensation of the main idea or plot of a work. A summary is similar to a paraphrase, but less detailed.
  2. A challenge to a position; an opposing argument
  3. A topic of discussion or writing; a major idea broad enough to cover the entire scope of a literary work.
  4. A method an author uses to let readers know more about the characters and their personal traits.
  5. A belief or view about something
  6. How the reader feels about the text while reading.
  7. A particular preference or point of view that is personal, rather than scientific.
  8. A contrast between expectation and reality
  9. A traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
  10. A word or words that are inaccurate literally but describe by calling to mind sensations or responses that the thing described evokes. Figurative language may be in the form of metaphors or similes, both of which are non-literal comparisons. Shakespeare's "All the world's a stage" is an example of non-literal, figurative language (metaphor, specifically).
  11. A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.
  12. Repetition of initial consonant sounds
  13. A logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience.
  14. a set of steps taken by the protagonist leads him to the fullfillment of a quest
  15. A statement that can be proved.
  16. The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)
  17. tell the topic of the paragraph
  18. A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
  19. The event from which the plot is derived & 5 types
  20. Builds on knowledge of signal words in a text (i.e. "for instance", "in other words", "similarly") to use as cues in figuring out unfamiliar words.
  21. # lines, (cantos/sections) # of stanzas with # of lines per stanza, rhyme scheme, meter, content
  22. (n.) a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design
  23. The context in time and place in which the action of a story occurs.
  24. A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in literature and myth and is thought to appeal in a universal way to the unconscious and to evoke a response
  25. A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.
  26. A comparison using like or as
  27. Excessive pride
  28. A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
  29. A sentence, most often appearing at the beginning of a paragraph, that announces the paragraph's idea and often unites it with the work's thesis.
  30. A person's cognitive (mental) interpretation of events.
  31. Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
  32. A single assertion or a series of assertions presented and defended by the writer
  1. a imagery
  2. b author's purpose
  3. c perception
  4. d fact
  5. e myth
  6. f counterargument
  7. g symbolism
  8. h hubris
  9. i main idea/controlling idea
  10. j mood
  11. k alliteration
  12. l simile
  13. m poem analysis
  14. n summary
  15. o hero's journey
  16. p inference
  17. q irony
  18. r conflict (man vs. man, man vs. self, man vs. nature, man vs. society, man vs. supernatural)
  19. s topic sentence
  20. t figurative language
  21. u opinion
  22. v vocabulary in context
  23. w motif
  24. x archetype
  25. y argument
  26. z characterization
  27. aa tone
  28. ab personification
  29. ac metaphor
  30. ad theme
  31. ae bias
  32. af setting