Figurative Language
Fiction Terms
Nonfiction Terms
Poetry Terms
Wild Card
100

Mental pictures which are created by descriptions of the senses, so that we can see and feel what the character is experiencing

What is imagery?

100
A conversation between two or more people.
What is dialogue?
100

The use of a question for persuasion that doesn't really need to be answered by the reader.


What is a rhetorical question?

100

An object, person, situation, event, or action that represents something else.

What is a Symbol/Symbolism?

100
The feeling created by a piece of literature. Ex. Joyful, Mournful
What is mood?
200

Direct comparison Ex. "The government is a cage."

What is a metaphor?

200
Clues that hint at what is going to happen later in the plot.
What is foreshadowing?
200

What are the 3 main reasons why authors write?

What is to persuade, inform, and entertain?

200

A reference to a person, place, or another work of literature. Ex. In Persepolis, Marji talks about listening to Kim Wilde & Iron Maiden.

What is an allusion?

200
The author/speaker's attitude toward the subject.
What is tone?
300

A contrast between the expected outcome and the actual way things turn out

What is irony?

300

The moral or lesson that the story is trying to teach/convey.

What is theme?

300
The act of coming to a conclusion based on facts or making and educated guess.
What is an inference?
300

What is the pattern of end rhymes in a poem?

What is rhyme scheme?

300
When a character struggles with an internal or external force.
What is a conflict?
400

The author purposely repeats words or phrases; the author is trying to create rhythm or suspense or trying to really emphasize a certain idea.


What is repetition?

400

Conclusions which can be drawn by the reader based upon limited clues or facts presented by the author

What is an inference?

400

The 3 appeals Aristotle taught to captivate the audience are...

What are logos, ethos, and pathos?

400

The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close to one another. broken baby bottle

What is alliteration?

400
When two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect Ex. Living death, jumbo shrimp
What is an oxymoron?
500

A statement that is not meant to be taken literally. Ex. "Are you pulling my leg?"

What is an idiom?

500

A narrative in which the characters, actions, and sometimes the setting, symbolically represent an idea, moral, or political or religious principles.

What is an allegory?

500

The main idea plus the theme that the author is making, or what the text is mostly about.

What is central idea?

500

Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme.

What are couplets?

500

A brief and sometimes witty story that focuses on a single interesting event, often in order to make a point or teach a moral lesson.

What is an anecdote?

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