Tag Archives: literary terms

Wrapping Up the A to Z Challenge — Did You Survive? | #AtoZChallenge

Today the Blogging from A to Z Challenge for April 2017 wrapped up with the final post: Letter Z. Links to each letter of the alphabet, comments, and blogs who took part in the Challenge can be found here. If … Continue reading

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Y is for Yarn | #AtoZChallenge

YARN (Old English gearn): “An informal name for a long, rambling story–especially one dealing with adventure or tall-tales. The genre typically involves a strong narrative presence and colloquial or idiomatic English. The tone is realistic, but the content is typically … Continue reading

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X is for Xenia | #AtoZChallenge

XENIA: “The Greek term for the Laws of Hospitality. The custom in classical Greece and other ancient cultures that, if a traveler comes to a strange town, he can ask for food, shelter, and gifts to help him on his … Continue reading

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R is for Round Robin & Red Herring, Reversal & Recognition | #AtoZChallenge

Round-robin story Round robin is a type of storytelling that involves a number of authors each writing a chapter or part of the novel in rounds. These novels were invented in the 19th century, and later were often used in … Continue reading

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J is Just Juxtaposition | #AtoZChallenge

Juxtaposition “Juxtaposition is a literary device wherein the author places a person, concept, place, idea or theme parallel to another. The purpose of juxtaposing two directly or indirectly related entities close together in literature is to highlight the contrast between … Continue reading

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D is for Diction and Dursley | #AtoZChallenge

Diction is the tone of an author’s writing. It includes word choices sentence structures style of expression dialect figurative language Authors use diction to describe action reveal character convey attitudes identify themes show values J.K. Rowling’s diction in Harry Potter … Continue reading

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Theme Reveal: Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2017) | #AtoZChallenge

From April 1-30, I am taking part in the  the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge (2017). Below is my theme and links to each letter post according to the A to Z posting schedule. April 2017 Blogging from … Continue reading

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