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the sentence that states the main idea of an essay or writing assignment.

What is a thesis statement?

100

a combination of two independent clauses joined together without a conjunction or punctuation mark. 

What is a run-on?

100

a comparison using "like" or "as."

what is a simile?

100

repetition of vowel sounds.

what is assonance?

100

flat, static, round, dynamic

what are types of characters?

200

the author's message about the topic being written about.

What is main idea?

200

incomplete sentences, usually a piece of a sentence or an unfinished thought.

what is a fragment?

200

the description of something as having much less of a particular quality than it does.

what is an understatement?

200

a sentence containing a series of words or clauses in close succession without conjunctions. 

what is asyndeton?

200

exposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, denouement

what is Freytag's Pyramid?

300

a dignified, impersonal, and elevated use of language. 

What is formal diction?

300

a word or phrase that modifies a word not clearly stated in the sentence.

what is a dangling modifier?

300
the stylistic means by which an author conveys their attitude in a work of literature. 

what is tone?

300

the repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of a sentence or clause. 

what is anaphora?

300

the underlying meaning or message of a story. 

what is theme?

400

the use of classical or outdated words. 

What is archaic diction?

400

when a noun or word is followed by another noun or phrase that renames or identifies it.

what is an appositive phrase?

400
the idea that things represent other things.

what is symbolism?

400

a figure of speech that means something different than a literal translation of the words.

what is idiom?

400

about, above, across, after, against, along, among, around, because of, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, close to, down, during, except, inside, instead of, into, like, near, off, on top of, onto, out of, outside, over, past, since, through, toward, under, until, up, upon

what are prepositions?

500

the use of a word to suggest a different association than its literal meaning. 

what is connotation?

500

a phrase that looks like a verb, but actually functions as an adjective. 

What is a participial phrase?

500

purposeful references to another work of literature. 

what is an allusion?

500

a contrast or opposites that are paired together.

what is antithesis?

500

a type of dependent clause that works to describe a noun in a sentence, it functions as an adjective even though it is made up of a group of words instead of just one word. 

what is an absolute phrase?

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