This document is an outline of a lecture for students who have difficulty understanding the intricacies of literary terminology. Included in the outline are specific, concrete explanations of
*differences between tone and mood
*the various components of an argument (premises, assumptions, and conclusions);
*characterization terms (including direct versus indirect characterization, foil characters, static versus dynamic)
*essential notes about identifying types of diction and writing diction analysis
This document is especially useful in an AP or IB setting, but I designed and use the lecture with my freshmen English students. Please note this file is an outline only, not an sentence-by-sentence lecture. However, the outline is detailed enough to allow instructors to speak extemporaneously.