Tapestry of Grace Year 4 Unit 4 Dialectic Literature Terms

Genre
the type of kind of literature that follows a specific form or function

Exposition
the opening phase of a story in which the writer presents the background information that the reader needs in order to understand the plot that will subsequently unfold

Texture
the “feel” of a literary work, which is made up of specific techniques and devices in order to enhance his themes and delight his audience

Alliteration
the repetition of the initial sound of words in a line or lines

Imagery
the use of images that present something in a concrete, usually non-literal, informing word picture

Denouement
the phase of the plot that follows the climax and resolves any leftover concerns

Allusion
a reference within a literary work to something outside of the work, most often a historical or literary figure

Experiment in living
the choice that a character makes to act and live according to particular beliefs

Allegory
a work in which the author embodies realities in a fictional story in such a way that there is a clear one-to-one correspondence between those external realities and the internal elements of the story

Assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds within words in a line or lines