a story in which people, things, and actions represent an idea or generalization about life; they often have a strong moral or lesson
a literary reference to a familiar person, place, thing, or event
a comparison of two or more similar objects, suggesting that if they are alike in certain respects, they will probably be alike in other ways as well
Literature in which human errors or problems appear funny – these stories end on a happy note
The set of acts or circumstances surrounding an event or a situation in a piece of literature
A sudden perception (moment of understanding) that causes a character to change or act in a certain way
Giving hints or clues of what is to come later in a story
Refers to a category or type of literature based on its style, form and content; the mystery novel is a literary one of these
The use of words to create a certain picture in the readers mind; imagery is usually based on sensory details
Using a work or phrase to mean the exact opposite of its literal or normal meaning; there are three kinds
An exaggerated form of drama (as in television soap operas) characterized by heavy use of romance, suspense, and emotion
Writing based on the writer’s memory of a particular time, place, or incident
The feeling a text arouses in the reader
A lengthy fictional story with a plot that is revealed by the speech, action and thought of the characters
A prose work longer than the standard short story, but shorter and less complex than a full- length novel
The vantage point from which the story is told
applies to the name a writer uses in place of his or her given name
The use of praise to mock someone or something, as in “She’s a real winner.”
How the author uses words, phrases, and sentences to form his or her ideas

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