How do literary elements affect your reading experience?

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To approach this question, we must first outline the concept of “literary elements” and perhaps list some important ones.  Let us define the term as “those choices a writer makes to elicit a certain response in the reader.”  The first “literary element” that comes to mind is genre .  When an author chooses the epic, dramatic, or the poetic genre, he or she is choosing a narrative style (according to...

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