Massachusetts Institute of Technology: John Guttag's "Introduction to C++"

This article provides an overview of the elements of C++; specifically, the 'C' portion of C++.

Note how section 2.2 describes tokens as the "minimal chunks of a program". The root goal of programming is solving problems using the 'chunks' of a programming language.  Of course, the chunks must be appropriate for the type of problems to be solved. Generally, smaller chunks are applicable to many types of tasks, but involve more effort; larger chunks involve less effort, but are designed for more specific tasks.

The following resource addresses 'larger' chunks available in C++.