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Diction

a style of speaking or writing determined by the choice of words by a speaker or a writer

Denotation

literal or dictionary meanings of a word in contrast to its connotative or associated meanings

Connotation

a meaning that is implied by a word apart from the thing which it describes explicitly

Symbolism

the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense

Foreshadowing

a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story

Inference/Infer

a literary device used commonly in literature and in daily life where logical deductions are made based on premises assumed to be true

Tone

an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience

Mood

a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions

Figurative Language

using figures of speech to be more effective, persuasive and impactful

Metaphor

a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics

Simile

a figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things

Exposition

a literary device used to introduce background information about events, settings, characters etc. to the audience or readers

Plot

a literary term used to describe the events that make up a story or the main part of a story

External Conflict

a struggle that takes place between the main character and some outside forces

Internal Conflict

psychological struggle within the mind of a literary or dramatic character, the resolution of which creates the plot's suspense

Dialogue

a literary technique in which writers employ two or more characters to be engaged in conversation with each other

Rhyme Scheme

the pattern of rhyme that comes at the end of each verse or line in poetry

Assonance

takes place when two or more words close to one another repeat the same vowel sound but start with different consonant sounds

Alliteration

a commonly used style of figurative language that most people don’t even realize they are using

Stanza

a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse

First Point of View

a point of view (who is telling a story) where the story is narrated by one character at a time

Third Person Limited Point of View

the narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character. All characters are described using pronouns, such as 'they', 'he', and 'she'. But, one character is closely followed throughout the story, and it is typically a main character

Third Person Omniscient Point of View

a point of view where the narrator knows all the thoughts, actions, and feelings of all characters. The author may move from character to character to show how each one contributes to the plot.