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Remember the cool things Beccalicious did here, over here, and here, oh, this one too, and this one? Yes? No? Well buckle up, my lovelies, because we're doing something similar. The plan is simple, get people together and get people talking to each other! Since it's been a while we'll start off with a bunch of questions. Please snoop around in the comments and start talking to people, we're all different, but we're all on DA for a reason, so lets get to know one another!

I'm going to try to get this cross-posted to as many groups possible, so please spread the word, put it in your journal, mention it to your friend, someone new, someone old, someone borrowed, someone blue daba dee daba da.

After I come back from my vacation we'll be trying another event, so keep your eyes peeled for that. :eyes: Now onto the meaty bit of this!


    • Do you write more on the computer or on paper?

    • When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

    • Can you name three people on DA whose work for the community you admire?

    • What was the last piece of literature you commented on?

    • Obligatory silly question: What's your current obsession[music, movie, game, book, etc]?

I leave you with some wise words from Ash Ketchum:

Literary Terminology Guide

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 12:00 PM by IrrevocableFate:iconirrevocablefate:

Lit Basics Week
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.

Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.


An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.


A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.


A reference to something well-known that exists outside the literary work.


Character that is the source of conflict in a literary work.


Archetypes are literary devices that employ the use of a famous concept, person or object to convey a wealth of meaning. Archetypes are immediately identifiable and even though they run the risk of being overused, they are still the best examples of their kind.


The manner in which an author develops characters and their personalities.

Colloquialism / Slang:

A word or phrase that is not formal, typically one used in ordinary or familiar conversation. This is often region specific.


The most intense or exciting point in a literary work.


Denotation refers to the use of the dictionary definition or literal meaning of a word.


Literally meaning the action of untying, a denouement is the final outcome of the main complication in a play or story. Usually the climax (the turning point or "crisis") of the work has already occurred by the time the denouement occurs.


Word choice to create a specific effect.

Figurative Language:

Language that represents one thing in terms of something dissimilar (non-literal language).  (Includes simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, symbol)


A foil is another character in a story who contrasts with the main character, usually to highlight one of their attributes.


A hint or reference of what is to come in a literary work that usually isn't obvious until is has already occurred.


The whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology (including inflections) and sometimes also phonology and semantics.


Type or category to which a literary work belongs. Such as science-fiction, romance, and horror.


Language that appeals to the five senses.


A literary term referring to how a person, situation, statement, or circumstance is not as it would actually seem. Many times (but not all the time) it is the exact opposite of what it appears to be.


A significant point or central theme, especially one that has political, social, or moral importance.


The atmosphere that is in a literary work that evokes a certain emotion or feeling from the audience.


One who tells a story, the speaker or the “voice” of an oral or written work.


The sequence of events in a literary work.

Point of View:

The vantage point or perspective from which a literary work is told. First and third person point of views are the most commonly used.


The main character in a literary work.


The part of the plot line in which the problem of the story is worked out or resolved.


The time and place of a literary work.


The literary element that describes the ways that the author uses words.


The actual way in which words and sentences are placed together in the writing.


A common thread or repeated idea that is incorporated throughout a literary work.


A set of forms taken by a verb to indicate the time (and sometimes also the continuance or completeness) of the action in relation to the time of the utterance.


An attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience. Tone is generally conveyed through the choice of words or the viewpoint of a writer on a particular subject.


The author's distinct personality, style, or point of view.


  • Are the definitions clear enough for you to understand?
  • Did you recognize many of the terms? Which were new to you?
  • Can you come up with an example of some of these terms?
  • Did I miss any important terms? What are they?



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