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C Core Reading Lit

common core reading literature

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actor person playing a part in a play, movie, television show, etc.
allusion an indirect reference to something else
analogies a comparison between two thing that are similar in some way (e.g., The frightened boy dove under his covers the way a turtle retreats into his shell.)
analysis (analyze) a method of idea development in which the reader, speaker, or writer breaks apart a topic to examine its parts and the relationship of the parts to reach new conclusions about the whole
chapter a previously divided section of a text
cite (citation) to identify the source of information
compare to examine similarities (and/or differences)
connotative meaning associated meaning of a word or expression (e.g., Home is a place of warmth and comfort.)
contrast to examine differences
describe to use words, figures or pictures to develop mental pictures
details specific information in a text that support the main idea
determine to come to a decision by reasoning or investigation
dialogue conversation between two or more persons; used to show what a character is thinking/ feeling
director supervisor of the actual making of a movie, television show, etc
drama a serious narrative work
dramatic irony situation in which the character is unaware of something the audience (reader) knows (e.g., spooky music leading up to a character being chased)
evaluate to examine something in order to determine its importance
explain make clear by giving details about something (e.g., One way the character solved the problem was...)
explicitly stated or described clearly and in detail
fantasy stories literary text that contains make-believe elements such as talking animals, magical powers, etc.
figurative language/meaning an expression or description that does not mean exactly what it says; can include metaphors, similes, personification, hyperbole
form or structure the way the text is organized
genre the type of text or particular kind of writing (e.g., realistic fiction, biography, informational)
historical account a chronological record of events
historical novel literary text that recreates a period or event in history
incidents events in a story
inference a conclusion based on author's information in the text and prior or background knowledge
myth any story that attempts to explain the way the world was created or is the way it is; usually includes heroes or supernatural beings
narrator within a story, the person who tells the story to the audience
perceive to become aware of, know or identify
plot the story or sequence of events in a novel, play or movie
poem (poetry) a verbal composition designed to convey experiences, ideas, or emotions, characterized by the use of language chosen for its sound and suggestive power and by the use of literary techniques such as meter, metaphor, and rhyme
point of view the position from which something is presented or the perspective from which a story is told
resolution part of the story in which there is a successful conclusion
scene a setting or location where an event happens; can also refer to the background and props in a play, or a short section of a play or story
stanza verse in a poem, song, or refrain
story a description of a sequence of events
style the way writers express their thoughts in language, which involves their choice of words and how they arrange those words in sentences; style should be appropriate to the subject matter and to the writer
summary shortened version of text containing the main points or events
textual evidence details from the text that support the author's point
theme the central meaning or idea in a literary work which connects the character, setting, plot (e.g., love and friendship, revenge, a big trick)
tone appropriate attitude toward the subject based on the writer's intended audience; can be established by the types of words you use (e.g., formal, casual, technical, slang)
topic idea
verse of a line a poem
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