Eiland's Online English Materials

art courtesy of
Janet Preslar, FrActivity

Literary Terms
& Thematic Elements

The English class for which you have enrolled is primarily designed to familiarize the student with the terms involved. In other words, it is not so important that you understand the stories as much as you demonstrate knowledge of the terminology. On this page you will find the specific terms that describe both thematic elements and critical analysis.

ENGL 101 students will use the Thematic Elements material found here.

ENGL 103 students will ALSO use the Critical Analysis terminology below (in addition to the Thematic Elements).

Follow the specific course calendar as when each term is to be covered. Ask questions. You are expected to use the these terms appropriately in your work if you expect to get full credit on tests and

© T. T. Eiland, January 1998
Last modified: March 5, 2017