literary terms and tools

symbol

tone (vs. mood/atmosphere)

metaphor

setting

theme

conflict/tension

exposition

resolution

foil

character

point of view

voice

persona

speaker

narrator

“horizon of expectations” (W. Iser)

plot

assonance, cacophony, onomatopoeia, euphony

rhythm

alliteration

end-stopped line, run-on line

imagery

paraphrase/summary

 

 

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