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  1. active
    characterized by energetic movement
  2. apply
    ensure observance of laws and rules
  3. application
    the action of putting something into operation
  4. atmosphere
    the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body
  5. autobiography
    a book or account of your own life
  6. biography
    an account of the series of events making up a person's life
  7. cause
    events that provide the generative force of something
  8. character
    a property that defines the individual nature of something
  9. climax
    the highest point of anything
  10. compare
    examine and note the similarities or differences of
  11. comparison
    the act of examining resemblances
  12. complication
    the act or process of making more difficult or challenging
  13. conflict
    an open clash between two opposing groups
  14. context
    the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation
  15. contrast
    the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
  16. dialogue
    a conversation between two persons
  17. drama
    a work intended for performance by actors on a stage
  18. conclusion
    a position or opinion reached after consideration
  19. effect
    a phenomenon that is caused by some previous phenomenon
  20. essay
    an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  21. exposition
    a collection of things for public display
  22. fiction
    a literary work based on the imagination
  23. figurative
    not literal
  24. image
    a visual representation produced on a surface
  25. imply
    express or state indirectly
  26. infer
    conclude by reasoning
  27. inference
    a conclusion you can draw based on known evidence
  28. literal
    limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text
  29. metaphor
    a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
  30. mood
    a characteristic state of feeling
  31. moral
    concerned with principles of right and wrong
  32. motivation
    psychological feature arousing action toward a desired goal
  33. nonfiction
    prose writing that is not formed by the imagination
  34. personification
    attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas
  35. plot
    a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
  36. poetry
    literature in metrical form
  37. protagonist
    the principal character in a work of fiction
  38. resolution
    a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner
  39. paraphrase
    express the same message in different words
  40. review
    look at again; examine again
  41. rhyme
    correspondence in the final sounds of two or more lines
  42. pattern
    a repeated design, structure, or arrangement
  43. rhythm
    an interval during which a recurring sequence occurs
  44. simile
    a figure of speech expressing a resemblance between things
  45. stanza
    a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
  46. style
    how something is done or how it happens
  47. summarize
    briefly present the main points of something
  48. detail
    a small part considered separately from the whole
  49. symbol
    something visible that represents something invisible
  50. theme
    the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
  51. tone
    the distinctive property of a complex sound
  52. topic
    the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
  53. thesis
    an unproved statement advanced as a premise in an argument
  54. viewpoint
    a mental position from which things are considered
Created on December 17, 2012

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