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  1. characterizationA method an author uses to let readers know more about the characters and their personal traits.

          

  2. poem analysis# lines, (cantos/sections) # of stanzas with # of lines per stanza, rhyme scheme, meter, content

          

  3. imageryA brief condensation of the main idea or plot of a work. A summary is similar to a paraphrase, but less detailed.

          

  4. inferenceA contrast between expectation and reality

          

  5. themeA writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.

          

  6. main idea/controlling ideaA 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).

          

  7. personificationA figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes

          

  8. hero's journeyThe reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)

          

  9. topic sentenceA 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.

          

  10. argumentA contrast between expectation and reality

          

  11. figurative languageA 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).

          

  12. metaphorA comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.

          

  13. motif(n.) a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design

          

  14. ironyA writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.

          

  15. settingThe context in time and place in which the action of a story occurs.

          

  16. biasA particular preference or point of view that is personal, rather than scientific.

          

  17. factA statement that can be proved.

          

  18. toneA contrast between expectation and reality

          

  19. symbolismExcessive pride

          

  20. summaryA brief condensation of the main idea or plot of a work. A summary is similar to a paraphrase, but less detailed.

          

  21. conflict (man vs. man, man vs. self, man vs. nature, man vs. society, man vs. supernatural)tell the topic of the paragraph

          

  22. author's purposeThe reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)

          

  23. myth(n.) a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design

          

  24. counterargumentA challenge to a position; an opposing argument

          

  25. alliterationA method an author uses to let readers know more about the characters and their personal traits.

          

  26. vocabulary in contextBuilds 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.

          

  27. perceptionA 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

          

  28. simileA comparison using like or as

          

  29. moodA writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.

          

  30. hubrisExcessive pride

          

  31. archetypeA topic of discussion or writing; a major idea broad enough to cover the entire scope of a literary work.

          

  32. opinionA comparison using like or as