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the set of ideas associated with a word in addition to its explicit meaning

Connotation


100

the conversation between two or more characters in a novel, drama, etc.

Dialogue

100

The contradiction between expectation and reality (situational, verbal, dramatic)

Irony

100

the author's reason for writing a work of literature

Purpose

100

 Referring to a person, text, event, etc. outside of the text (Taylor Swift references Romeo)

Allusion

200

the main message of a text

Theme

200

the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse

Rhyme Scheme

200

a story told in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama; a sequence of events

Narrative

200

Repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together “Hard on Hector’s heels..."

Alliteration

200

A word opposite in meaning to another (good and bad)

Antonym 

300

the dictionary meaning of a word, independent of other associations that the word may have

Denotation

300

a struggle between opposing forces

Conflict

300

a reason that explains why a character thinks, feels, acts, or behaves in a certain way

Motivation

300

 Sound words “Pop, crackle, boom.”

Onomatopoeia

300

An object represents or stands for something else

Symbol

400

the attitude of a writer toward the audience or subject.

Tone
400

a form of a language that is particular to a specific region or special group.

Dialect

400

Two lines of poetry, usually rhyming and in the same meter

Couplet 

400

a repeated line or set of lines at the end of a stanza or section of a longer poem or song

Refrain

400

Dictionary definition (School = An educational institution)

Denotation

500

a typical character or situation that seems to represent universal patterns of human nature

Archetype 

500

a short verbal story of a funny, amusing, or interesting event.

Anecdote 

500

brief reference to a person or idea; up to the audience to make the connection

Allusion

500

A word or phrase that means exactly or near the same as another (shut the door; close the door)

Synonym 

500

Language that is not literal – similes, metaphors,personification, etc.

Figurative Language

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