Figurative Language Language used by authors in writing to create a special effect of feeling (metaphors, alliteration, similes, etc.) Genre A French word that means a type or form of literature (ex. Biography, fantasy, historical fiction, etc.). Imagery The use of descriptive words to create a mental picture in the reader’s mind. List Present an itemized series of items. Be concise. Narrator The person that is telling the story. Opinion A statement of someone’s ideas or feelings – not fact. Passage A short piece of writing. Plot The action or series of events that make up the story. Predict Use information from the literature to guess what will happen. Prove Support with facts (especially facts presented in class or in the test.) Relate Show the connections between ideas or events. Provide a larger context. State Explain precisely. Theme A statement of the most important idea; the message that the author wants his/her audience to learn. No related posts.