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100

Reference to a mythological, literary, or historical person, place, or thing

What is Allusion?

100

A statement that compares two things that are not alike

What is Metaphor?

100

The logical support behind an argument

What is Reason?

100

Perspective or vantage point from which a literary work is told or the way in which the author reveals characters, actions, and ideas

What is Point of View?

100

One who tells, or is assumed to be telling, the story in a given narrative

What is a Narrator?

200

Repeating words or phrases for emphasis when speaking or writing

What is Repetition?

200

The attribution of human characteristics to non-living objects.

What is Personification?

200

Distinctive style or manner of expression of an author or of a character

What is Voice?

200

Central meaning of a literary work

What is Theme?

200

An author's main reason for writing

What is Author's Purpose?

300

Persuasive appeal based on the character and credibility of the writer or speaker

What is Ethos?

300

The repetition of initial consonant sounds in words

What is Alliteration?

300

Arrangement of words and order of grammatical elements in a sentence

What is Syntax?
300

A writer's or speaker's attitude toward a subject, character, or audience conveyed through the author's choice of words and detail

What is Tone?

300

A logical way of presenting a belief, conclusion, or stance

What is Argument?

400

Persuasion by an appeal to emotion

What is Pathos?

400

An exaggeration that is created to emphasize a point or bring out a sense of humor


What is Hyperbole?

400

The use of verbal irony in which a person appears to be praising something but is actually insulting it

What is Sarcasm?
400

To express, suggest, or show something without stating it directly

What is Imply?

400

Support lifted directly from a text to support inferences, claims, and assertions

What is Textual Evidence?

500

Persuasion by an appeal to logic

What is Logos?

500

Multiple words or a continuous phrase that a writer uses to represent persons, objects, actions, feelings, and ideas descriptively by appealing to the senses

What is Imagery?

500
Two or more of the same grammatical structures that are coordinated and given equal weight

What is Parallel Structure/Parallelism?

500

Implicit rather than explicit meaning of a word

What is Connotation?

500

A phrase or expression that differs from the literal meaning of the words

What is Idiom?

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