Example: from most dangerous to least dangerous

ASTERISM: A rather obscure punctuation mark to most modern users, an asterism consists of a triangle of three tiny asterisks, two on the bottom of a line, and one centered above those two. Textual editors used to insert the asterism to indicate that a small spot in a manuscript was damaged or missing. Most modern editors simply insert a line of asterisks or use ellipses to indicate these lacunae in modern editions. To create an asterism on a PC, the uniform code is U+2042, though no keystroke exists on the keyboard itself.

The word has both  (secondary or associated significance) and  (primary definition or reference).

A writer can be formal,informal, playful, ironic, and especially, optimistic or pessimistic. The readers' perception of tone is not always reliable because of the biaseswe may have and because the author may be disguising his or her real attitudes.
Below are some adjectives to help you identify the tone of a passage:

Admiring Advisory Affectionate Alarmed Amused Apprehensive Argumentative Arrogant Awed Awestruck Bewildered Bitter Boastful Candid Cautionary Challenging Concerned Critical Cynical Defensive Despairing Disappointed Eerie Friendly Fearful Frightening Gloomy Grateful
Haughty Hopeful Humorous Indifferent Informed Instructive Intense Joyful Knowledgeable Melancholic Mocking Mysterious Nonchalant Nostalgic Objective Outraged Peaceful Reflective Resigned Satirical Sentimental Skeptical Surprised Suspenseful Thoughtful Understanding UrgentWistful Wondering



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Example: describe the front yard, then the entry hall, then the kitchen, etc.

The iamb stumbles through my books; trochees rush and tumble; while anapest runs like a hurrying brook; dactyls are stately and classical.


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Speaker - the person delivering the poem. Remember, a poem does not have to have a speaker, and the speaker and the poet are not necessarily one in the same.

There are five types of genres in literature, which include: Poetry

Point of View - pertains to who tells the story and how it is told. The point of view of a story can sometimes indirectly establish the author's intentions.

Poetry is the first major literary genre

ACMEISM: A 1912 Russian poetry movement reacting against the Symbolist movement (Harkins 1). Acmeists protested against the mystical tendencies of the Symbolists; they opposed ambiguity in poetry, calling for a return to precise, concrete imagery. Prominent members of the movement include Nikolay Gumilyov and Sergey Gorodetski.

Satire Examples and Definition - Literary Devices

Imagery - the author’s attempt to create a mental picture (or reference point) in the mind of the reader. Remember, though the most immediate forms of imagery are visual, strong and effective imagery can be used to invoke an emotional, sensational (taste, touch, smell etc) or even physical response.

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ADAPTATION: Taking material from an older source and altering it or updating it in a new genre. For instance, John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi is a play adapted from an older Italian novella. Many of Shakespeare's history plays are adaptations of Holinshed's chronicles, etc. For modern artists, if the adaptation's source is unacknowledged, the adaptation may constitute plagiarism under modern conventions. Contrast with .