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  • poem analysis

    # 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 logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience.


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

    author's purpose

    The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)


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


    How the reader feels about the text while reading.


    A single assertion or a series of assertions presented and defended by the writer


    A challenge to a position; an opposing argument

    main idea/controlling idea

    tell the topic of the paragraph


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

    topic sentence

    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 statement that can be proved.


    A belief or view about something


    A traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.


    A person's cognitive (mental) interpretation of events.


    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

    hero's journey

    a set of steps taken by the protagonist leads him to the fullfillment of a quest


    Excessive pride


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


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


    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


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


    A comparison using like or as


    A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.


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


    Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)

    figurative language

    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).


    A contrast between expectation and reality


    Repetition of initial consonant sounds


    A device in literature where an object represents an idea.

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