What is a persuasive essay's "thesis"?
The writer's central claim, which s/he articulates in the essay's introductory paragraph, and will support with evidence and sound analysis throughout the ensuing argument.
What is "figurative" language, and why to writers often use it?
Figurative, as opposed to literal, language describes meaning beyond the words' known definitions. Writers often use words figuratively to convey complex ideas.
According to Aristotle, what are the three components of any dramatic work?
A beginning, a middle, and an end.