Learn about literary tricks for tone, style, and atmosphere with these printable English language flash cards.
There are 18 flash cards in this set (3 pages to print.)
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Sample flash cards in this set:
|implicit theme||must be discerned from the details that the author includes|
|explicit theme||stated outright in a work of literature|
|personification||the use of human attributes to describe something that is not human|
|Informal/personal essay||a prose style that discusses a topic, states a point of view, or attempts to persuade about a matter|
|Drama||literature having characters who speak written dialogue and perform the action|
|Context||the facts, events, or occurrences that surround a work of literature (or part of a work)|
|Anaphora||the repetition of words or phrases at the beginnings of poetic lines|
|Foreshadowing||an indication of events that will occur later|
|Biography||a nonfiction account in which the author tells the true events that make up the life of a real person other than himself|
|Atmosphere||the mood or emotion the reader is to share with the characters|
|Tone||author's attitude toward the subject about which he is writing|
|Chronological order||relating the events of a story in the order that they occurred|
|Dialect||the vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation of a particular group of people|
|Dialogue||the words that a character speaks|
|Concrete language||language which appeals to our five senses to describe something|
|Tall tales||stories in which the hero's strength, skills, or accomplishments are exaggerated; unique to American literature|
|Resolution||poetry with meter that has a regular pace or beat to it|
|Alliteration||repetition of initial consonant sounds|