mode of narration that an author employs to let the readers “hear” and see what takes place
pointofview
underlying meaning of a literary piece that may be implicit or explicit
theme
choice of words used in a speech or writing
diciton
using figures of speech to be more effective, meaningful and persuasive
figurativelanguage
a symbolic figure that may reoccur throughout a literary piece
motif
arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language
syntax
the repetition of the sound of a vowel in non-rhyming stressed syllables
assonance
a group of lines forming the basic reoccurring metrical unit in a poem , a verse
stanza
figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable
metaphor
a person who tells a story in literature
narrator
struggle between two opposing forces
conflict
voice behind the poem
speaker
occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words
alliteration
the literal or primary meaning of a word in contrast to the feeling or ideas that the word suggests
denotation
time and place in which a story takes place
setting
mask of an actor: list of characters and cast in a play
persona
central character or leading figure in poetry , narrative novel or any other story usually named or labeled the “hero”
protagonist
series of unfortunate events by which one of more of the literary characters in the story undergo several misfortunes
tragedy
the attitude of the writer, conveyed through choice of words or viewpoint expressed
tone
unit of rhythm in poetry, with a certain number of syllables, usually two or three
meter
particular form of language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group
dialect
playing around with words such that the meaning implied by a sentence or word is actually different from literary meaning
irony
the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in a way it appeals to physical senses
imagery
a view fixed on a particular type of person or thing
stereotype

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