Making Comparisons
Modes of Discourse
Elements of Fiction
Making an Argument
What a S.T.E.A.L.!
100

A comparison between two or more things using "like" or "as."

What is a simile?

100

Written or spoken communication of ideas.

What is discourse?

100

The people, animals, or objects that a story is about.

What are characters?

100

The main point or claim of an essay or argument.

What is a thesis?

100

The type of characterization that starts with an "S."

What is speech?

200

A comparison between two or more things which does NOT use "like" or "as."

What is a metaphor?

200

Writing that tells a story.

What is narration?

200

Where and when a story takes place.

What is setting?

200

Facts or details that support an argument.

What is evidence?

200

The type of characterization that starts with a "T."

What are thoughts?

300

A reference to a person, thing, or event outside of the text.

What is an allusion?

300

Writing that presents a position in hopes that the reader will accept their assertion.

What is argument/persuasion?

300

The underlying message that a writer is trying to convey.

What is theme?

300

An appeal to an audience's emotions

What is pathos?

300

The type of characterization that starts with an "E."

What is effect on others?

400

Attributing human characteristics or behavior to something nonhuman.

What is personification?

400

Writing that appeals to the five senses.

What is description?

400

The perspective from which a story is told, such as first-person or third-person.

What is point of view?

400

Using facts to appeal to an audience's logic or reason.

What is logos?

400

The type of characterization that starts with an "A."

What are actions?

500

The use of an image, object, or idea to represent something other than its literal meaning.

What is symbolism?

500

Writing that explains or informs.

What is exposition?

500

The way an author expresses their attitude through their writing.

What is tone?

500

Using a person or organization's credibility to help support an argument.

What is ethos?

500

The type of characterization that starts with an "L."

What are looks?

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