The act of magnifying or amplifying the impact, scope, or intensity of something, often to make it seem more dramatic or impressive.
Magnitude distinction degree of impact
The degree or level of impact, significance, or importance of something, often measured in terms of magnitude or intensity.
The act of influencing or controlling someone or something.
Language that is used to influence or control the reader’s thoughts or actions.
Techniques used to influence or control the reader’s thoughts or actions.
The appropriate way of expressing oneself in writing, including tone, politeness, and respect for the reader.
Maps and diagrams
Visual aids used to illustrate information and concepts.
A rhyme that occurs on the final stressed syllable of two or more words.
The act of maximizing or increasing the impact, scope, or intensity of something, often to make it seem more significant or powerful.
Messages or themes that convey a deeper or more significant meaning, often related to universal human experiences or values.
Individuals who are well-known in the media industry, such as journalists or TV hosts.
Strategies used to resolve conflicts between individuals or groups.
A technique used to clear the mind and focus on a specific topic or idea for writing.
A mood or atmosphere characterized by sadness, nostalgia, or longing.
A feeling of sadness, melancholy, or gloom, often accompanied by a sense of nostalgia, longing, or regret.
The shape and direction of a melody, often described as rising, falling, or static.
Repeated sequences of musical notes that create a sense of melody and rhythm.
Melodic refrain function
A repeated musical phrase or pattern that serves as a chorus or anchor point in a piece of music.
The use of repeated musical phrases or patterns to create a sense of unity and coherence in a piece of music.
The organization of musical notes and phrases to create a sense of melody and harmony.
A style of storytelling that emphasizes exaggerated emotions and plot twists.
The tune or musical aspect of a song or poem.
A genre of writing that tells the story of a person’s life, often with a focus on personal growth and reflection.
A writer who tells their own life story in the form of a memoir.
The unique perspective and style of a writer who is telling their own life story.
Memoir writing techniques
Strategies for crafting a compelling and engaging memoir, such as using sensory details and dialogue.
A specific moment or scene in a narrative that is particularly memorable or impactful.
The process of committing something to memory.
The ability to recall past experiences and information.
A figure of speech that compares two things without using “like” or “as.”
The symbolic interpretation of a metaphor.
The use of figurative language to represent an idea or concept.
The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry or song.
Meter and rhythm
The organization of beats and accents in a piece of music or poetry.
The analysis of the rhythmic structure of a poem or song.
The rhythmic pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry.
A figure of speech in which a word is used to represent something closely associated with it (e.g. “the crown” for the monarchy).
The imitation of real-life situations or emotions in writing.
The act of minimizing or reducing the impact, scope, or severity of something, often to make it seem less significant or threatening.
Minimization approach understatedness
A rhetorical strategy that emphasizes the understated or subtle aspects of a message, often to convey a sense of modesty, humility, or restraint.
The act of downplaying or reducing the significance or importance of something, often to avoid conflict or criticism.
Statements that are intentionally deceptive or false.
Ridicule or satire in literature.
Examples of ridicule or satire in literature.
Contemporary versions of older works, often with updated language or themes.
Modern ballad format
A structure for contemporary ballads that often includes a verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus pattern.
Contemporary songs that follow the narrative ballad form, often with a focus on storytelling and emotional resonance.
The emotional atmosphere created by a story.
The deliberate creation of a specific mood or atmosphere in a piece of writing.
The use of descriptive language and imagery to establish the mood and atmosphere of a piece of writing.
The quality of being in accordance with moral principles or standards, often involving issues of right and wrong, good and evil, or justice and fairness.
Moral Lessons – The lessons or messages about right and wrong that can be learned from a story.
Principles or values that guide ethical behavior and decision-making, often based on religious, cultural, or philosophical beliefs.
Morphology – The study of the structure and formation of words in a language.
A recurring theme or symbol in a story.
Recognizing recurring themes or symbols in a story.
Motif- Recurring element (image/symbol/theme) used throughout text
Motif – A recurring element, image, symbol, or theme used throughout a text.
The reason behind a character’s actions.
A poem or song expressing grief and sorrow over the loss of a loved one.
Characters with complex and layered personalities.
Characters with complex and layered personalities.
Words or phrases that have more than one interpretation.
The process of creating a piece of music, often involving the use of musical notation and instrumentation.
Categories of music that share similar characteristics, such as rock, jazz, or classical.
The use of rhythm and sound patterns in language to create a musical effect.
A short musical phrase or pattern that is repeated throughout a piece of music.
Musical motif usage
The repetition of a musical phrase or pattern throughout a piece of music to create a sense of unity and coherence.
The way in which musical notes are grouped together to create a sense of rhythm and melody.
A sense of uncertainty, ambiguity, or intrigue that arises from an unresolved or unexplained situation, event, or character.
References to mythology in literature.
Mythological figures – Characters or creatures from mythology, such as gods, goddesses, and monsters.
A collection of myths and stories that explain a culture’s beliefs and traditions.