moral:a lesson, especially one concerning what is right or prudent, that can be derived from a story, a piece of information, or an experience.
onomatopoeia:words whose sounds echo their meaning used to intensify images.
parallelism:similar grammatical constructions to express related or equally important ideas.
parts of speech:a category that a word is assigned in accordance with its syntactic function
pathos:an appeal to emotion, and is a way of convincing an audience of an argument by creating an emotional response.
personification:figure of speech that gives human qualities to an object, animal, or idea.
plot:the sequence of events in a story; focuses on a central conflict faced by the characters and typically develops in five stages: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution.
point of view:the method of narration used in a short story, novel, narrative poem, or work of nonfiction. First-person, third person omniscient or limited,
primary source:an artifact, a document, diary, manuscript, autobiography, a recording, or any other source of information that was created at the time under study.
quotation marks:punctuation marks used in pairs in various writing systems to set off direct speech, a quotation, or a phrase.
refrain:one or more lines repeated in each stanza of a poem
rhetoric:language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect on its audience, but often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
secondary source:information is one that was created later by someone who did not experience first-hand or participate in the events or conditions you're researching.
setting:the place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place.
simile:figure of speech that compares two unlike things using like or as
soliloquy:an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.
stanza:a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse.
theme:a central idea or underlying message about life or human nature that the writer wants the reader to understand
tone:the attitude the writer takes toward a subject.
verse:writing arranged with a metrical rhythm, typically having a rhyme.