AP Literature General Prose Vocabulary

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A type or class, as poetry, drama, etc
The pervading impression of a work. The atmosphere of a piece and the overall feeling it conveys to the reader.
The writer's or speaker's attitude toward the subject, the audience, or herself or himself; the emotional coloring, or emotional meaning, of a work. The author's tone in a literary work can reflect their personal opinion, or the tone can channel the feelings of a particular character. Authors convey tone through their word choice, punctuation, and sentence structure
The subject matter or area of a literary work. Not to be confused with theme.

TOPIC VS THEME: The theme is the underlying meaning or the point on which the entire work is based that the author wants to convey to the readers. Topic refers to the word or sentence, which states the main subject of the work
The context in time and place in which the action of a story occurs.
Metrical language; the opposite of prose.