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Literary Terms - Q1

Lit terms and definitions

QuestionAnswer
Antonym A word that is the opposite of another word.
DESCRIBE tell about the character's personality or how they look
CHARACTERS People and animals the book is about
AUTHOR'S PURPOSE the reason for writing the selection is this purpose to entertain, to inform, or to persuade? Skim the selection and attempt to determine the authors purpose before you read the selection
BIOGRAPHY The story of a persons life written by another person.
SEQUENCE Order of events in a story
FICTION Stories that are made up and not real.
NONFICTION Stories that are true and have facts.
Speaker The one telling the story
CONCLUSION the end of the selection- ENDING
CONFLICT The problem
FABLE A narrative intended to teach a lesson,or moral, to the reader.
GENRE Types of books
NARRATOR The speaker of the story.
PREDICTION Making an educated guess as to what will happen next.
SETTING When and where is the story taking place
SIMILE A comparison between two unlike things using like or as.
SYNONYM Two or more words which have highly similar meanings.
THEME The story's message
PERSUADE convince you
COMPARE SAME OR IN COMMON
POINT OF VIEW PERSPECTIVE FROM WHICH STORY IS TOLD
FIRST PERSON PERSON TELLING THE STORY USES I, MY, MINE
THIRD PERSON NARRATOR OR AUTHOR TELLING STORY USING, HE, SHE, HIS, HER
TRAIT SOMETHING THAT DESCRIBES THE PERSONALITY OF THE CHARACTER
PERSONIFICATION A NONHUMAN THING IS TALKED ABOUT AS IF IT WERE A HUMAN
ONOMATOPOEIA WORDS USED TO STAND FOR SOUND
INFERENCE USING CLUES PLUS YOUR BRAIN TO MAKE A GUESS
IMAGERY USING THE FIVE SENSES TO CREAT A "MENTAL PICTURE" FOR THE READER
PLOT SEQUENCE OF EVENTS IN A STORY
CAUSE AND EFFECT THE REASON SOMETHING HAPPENS AND THE RESULTS
CAPTION WORDS THAT EXPLAIN A PICTURE
MAIN IDEA THE "BIG" IDEA OF A PARAGRAPH
GLOSSARY SMALL DICTIONARY AT THE BACK OF A BOOK
Created by: 2014KreNicL on 2009-01-27



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