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Language English
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Created / Updated 13.10.2015 / 13.10.2015
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Didactic

An approach to literature that assumes that the writer's job is to teach a moral or intellectual lesson
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Mimetic

An approach to literature that assumes that the writer's job is to reflect real life, without comment
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Metaphor

An implied comparison of unlike things in which one things is described in terms of another
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Allusion 

a reference to history, mythology, or literature that brings meaning to a literary work
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Apostrophe

Directly addressing a person, animal, thing or idea that cannot speak back
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Imagery

Any language that appeals to any of the five senses
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Rhetorical question

A question that is not to be answered, or that only has one intended answer, a statement written in the form of a question
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Audience 

the people that a writer intends to read his or her work
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Tone

the writer's attitude towards the subject or audience of his or her writing
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Stanza

a major division or section of a poem
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Stanza

a major division or section of a poem
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Parable

A story with human characters that is meant to teach a moral or spiritual lesson
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Symbol

Something in a literary work that represents itself and something other than itself
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Setting

the time and place of a story
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Mood

the emotion produced in a reader by a literary work
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Point of view

the position of the narrator of a story; what the narrator knows and can tell the reader