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ELA Sate Test Prep


What is a metaphor? A comparison of two things. Ex.- Life is a bowl of cherries.
What is a simile? A comparsion using the words like or as. Ex.- Life is like a box of chocolates.
What is a hyperbole? An extreme exaggeration. Ex. -I am so angry, my head is going to explode.
What is personification? Giving a non-human thing/animal human traits. Ex.- Mres. Potts in Beauty and the Beast.
What is irony? A double meaning; a twist; contradiction; or sarcasm. Ex.- When you fail a test and a freind tells you the was a "great" grade.
What is a symbol? Something the represents something else. Ex.- The American Flag=freedom.
What is alliteration? The repeating of the same consonant sound. Ex.- Sally sells seashells at the seashore.
What is imagery? When the author creates a picture in the reader's mind; visualization. Ex.-The heat from the blazng sun melted my icecream into a puddle on the ground.
What is the plot of a story? It is the sequence of main events.
What is the conflict in a story? The problem, it can be internal or external.
What is the resolution of a story? It is the solution to the problem.
What is the climax of a story? It is the turning point; it gives you a clue to the resolution.
What is the exposition of a story? It introduces the setting and characters.
The rising action comes between? The conflict and the resolution.
The falling action comes between? The climax and the resolution.
Antagonist A person who is opposed to, struggles against another; the principal characther in opposition to the protagonist or hero of a narrative.
Internal Conflict A struggle that occurs within the character. Ex. Doris is feeling extremely sad that her parents have said the puppy needs to go to the pound.
External Conflict A struggle that occcurs outside of the character. Ex.-weather, animal, another person
What is the setting of a story? It is the time and place that the story occcurs.
What is the plot of the story? A chain of events in a story.
Created by: Team2ELA