The mood the reader gets from the setting, the characterization and the tone of the narrator.
words and phrases used in everyday speech but avoided in formal writing
the implied or associative meaning of a word
The dictionary definition of a word
a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people
the manner in which something is expressed in words
a witty, ingenious, and pointed saying that is tersely expressed.
an intensely vehement, highly emotional verbal attack
A reversal of the usual order or words to receive some sort of emphasis.
A contrast or an incongruity between what is stated and what is really meant, or between what is expected to happen and what actually does happen.
a reader or audience member perceives something that a character in the story does not
an outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected, the difference between what is expected to happen and what actually does
a writer or speaker says one thing and means something entirely different
verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
a statement that is apparently self-contradictory or absurd but really contains a possible truth.
a short saying, usually of unknown or ancient origin, that expresses some useful thought, commonplace truth, or moral lesson and is most often expressed in simple, homely language.
a play on words or the humorous use of a word emphasizing a different meaning or application.
sneering and often ironic language intended to hurt a person’s feelings
encompasses the attitudes toward the subject and toward the audience implied in a literary work.