32 Multiple choice questions
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
- The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)
writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through
diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and
- A topic of discussion or writing; a major idea broad enough to cover the entire scope of a literary work.
- Excessive pride
sentence, most often appearing at the beginning of a paragraph, that
announces the paragraph's idea and often unites it with the work's
- A logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience.
- A belief or view about something
- A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.
- A traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
- A brief condensation of the main idea or plot of a work. A summary is similar to a paraphrase, but less detailed.
- A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
- A method an author uses to let readers know more about the characters and their personal traits.
- A single assertion or a series of assertions presented and defended by the writer
- How the reader feels about the text while reading.
- a set of steps taken by the protagonist leads him to the fullfillment of a quest
- tell the topic of the paragraph
- A person's cognitive (mental) interpretation of events.
- Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
- A contrast between expectation and reality
- The context in time and place in which the action of a story occurs.
- A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
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).
- The event from which the plot is derived & 5 types
- A challenge to a position; an opposing argument
- Repetition of initial consonant sounds
- A statement that can be proved.
- (n.) a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design
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.
- # lines, (cantos/sections) # of stanzas with # of lines per stanza, rhyme scheme, meter, content
- A comparison using like or as
- A particular preference or point of view that is personal, rather than scientific.