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Choices & Structure

Analyzing Author's Choices & Structure

TermDefinition
analyze detailed examination of something/ breaking something down into its parts
connotative suggesting or implying a secondary meaning of a word
contributes how an author uses structure and plot to add meaning to the story
determine to confirm or deduce that something is real or true
development how sentences and paragraphs work together in a story to create structure and ideas
figurative metaphorical or symbolic, not literal
impact the way that something effects something else EX: how the use of figurative language influences the development of a character
plot the main parts of a novel, play, movie, or other literary work
scene a part of a novel where characters engage in action or dialogue
setting the place, time, and social situation in which a story takes place
stanza four or more lines in a poem that can rhyme; similar to a paragraph in a story
structure the way an author or poet organizes writing to convey a message
technical meanings relating to a particular subject, art, or craft, or its techniques
theme the moral or lesson of a story/ central idea of a text
tone an attitude a writer has towards a subject or audience as conveyed through choices of written words
Created by: AMMSELA
 

 



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