# lines, (cantos/sections) # of stanzas with # of lines per stanza, rhyme scheme, meter, content
vocabulary in context
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.
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.
A brief condensation of the main idea or plot of a work. A summary is similar to a paraphrase, but less detailed.
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.
A traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
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
A topic of discussion or writing; a major idea broad enough to cover the entire scope of a literary work.
A method an author uses to let readers know more about the characters and their personal traits.
conflict (man vs. man, man vs. self, man vs. nature, man vs. society, man vs. supernatural)
The event from which the plot is derived & 5 types
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
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).