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ToneThe attitude of a speaker or narrator
ThemeThe central topic or idea explored in a text, this is usually not stated directly
ConnotationThe feelings and ideas associated with a word
Rhythm/MeterThe pattern of stressed and unstressed beats
SimileA type of figurative language that compares two unlike things, using "like" or "as"
MetaphorA type of figuratove language that compares tow unlike things without using like or as. This device asserts that one thing is another thing.
DictionThe author's choice of words. This device helps create tone and develop characters.
ImageryWords that appeal to the readers' senses
Parallel StructureRepeating words and sentence structure. This device often either juxtaposes contrasting images ot ideas to show their stark difference, or joins similar concepts to show their connection
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