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Imagination the human power that shapes artistic expression; it enables a writer’s work to become an expression of meaning in our world, and allows readers to engage in identifying with what the writer’s work has to say about things that matter.
Satire is the literary art that calls attention to the difference between what a particular thing should be, and what it actually is.
Ambiguity Use of language that has more than one meaning, creating uncertainty about how to interpret what has been stated.
Farce A comedy; a short play, in which both subtle humor and hilarity are developed through improbable situations, exaggeration and (often) ridiculous antics.
Persona Literally, in Latin, it is “a mask.” When it is used in analyzing literature, persona refers to the narrator in a story or the speaker in a poem, who may or may not reflect the perspective of the author.
Genre A category or type of literature. The term used to identify the broadest categories of literature: prose, poetry and drama, and to identify more specific types of literature within these categories.
Song A lyrical musical expression, a source of emotional outlet common in ancient communities and still influential in contemporary culture.
Tone Refers to the mood or attitude reflected in a literary work, and is important in identifying how the author approaches a subject and conveys it to readers
Created by: janderson1