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WPMSLit terms basic

WPMSLit terms

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an account of a person's life or part of it, written or told by another person biography
the point in a story that creates the greatest suspense or interest climax
a story that is made up, it did not really happen fiction
a person's account of his or her own life or part of it autobiography
a work of literature meant to be performed for an audience by actors drama
a song or a songlike poem that tells a story ballad
a story that has no known author and was originally passed on from one generation to another by story telling folktale
a person or an animal in a story, a play or another literary work character
a story of extraordinary deeds that is handed down from one generation to the next by story telling legend
overstating something to emphasize it or to be funny exaggeration
writing that recreates a person, place, thing, event or an experience description
a deliberate exaggeration in speech hyperbole
a short story that contains a moral-a practical lesson about how to get along in life fable
conversation between two or more characters dialogue
a struggle between opposing characters or forces conflict
the writer of a literary work or document author
the writer's most important point, opinion, or message main idea
the idea or message about life that a story or other literature reveals theme
the repetition of accented vowel sounds in words that are close together in a poem rhyme
the related events that make up a story plot
a belief or an attitude which cannot be proved to be true or false opinion
the words and sentences that are around a word that can help you guess it's meaning context clues
things you already know about the topic before you read prior knowledge
a comparison between two things using words such as "like","as","than",or "resembles" simile
the kind of writing that tells a story narration
the reason an action or reaction takes place cause
the result or consequence of the cause effect
an exaggerated and far-fetched story that is clearly not true, but told as though you should believe it tall tale
the final part of a story when the conflict is resolved resolution
when an object or animal is spoken of as if it had human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes personification
a comparison between two things where one thing "is" said to be another thing metaphor
a final idea or judgement one comes to after considering all of the information conclusion
rhythmic writing that uses imagery to appeal to our imagination and emotions poetry
a short fictional narrative short story
something that is proven to be true fact
writer explains how or why one thing leads to another cause and effect
the time and place of a story, play or poem setting
a story that explains something about the world with gods or supernatural forces myth
Created by: janepope on 2011-04-20



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