Literary devices

Term Definition
text to text connectionn How the ideas in a text (can be a movie, book, or song) remind one of another text
text-to-self connection How the ideas in a text relate to one’s own life, ideas, or experiences
text-to-world connection How the ideas in a text relate to the larger world – past, present, future
Prediction Thinking ahead while reading and guessing what will happen next
inference An idea or conclusion that’s drawn or reasoned from evidence in a text; something that is currently happening or has already happened
Connotation Emotional or cultural association with a word rather than its dictionary meaning – the meaning that the word implies
Denotation The literal dictionary meaning of a word