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Unit 1 Chapter 1

TermDefinition
character person or an animal that takes part in the action of a literary work
conflict struggle between opposite forces
context parts of a sentence next to a pacific word
dialogue conversation between two characters
fiction prose writing that tells of imaginary character and events
first person person who uses pronoun "I'
historical context context of literary work includes the actual political and social events and trends of the time
narrative story
narrator speaker or character who tells a story
nonfiction prose writing that presents and explains ideas or that tells about real-places, people, objects, or events
plot sequence of events in which each event results from a previous one and causes the next
point of view perspective or vantage point at which the story is being told
setting time and place of the action
theme central message in literary work
third person pronouns he or she
bigots narrow minded, prejudiced people
dejectedly sadly; showing discouragement
emulate copy or be like someone
fluent able to write or speak fluently
slackening easing; becoming less active
vital extremely important or necessary
tumultuously noisily and violently
resilient springing back into shape
refugee person who flees home or country to seek shelter from war and cruelty
porridge soft food made of cereal boiled in water or milk
permanent lasting forever
simile using like or as to compare nouns that aren't alike
metaphor comparing two nouns without like or as
alliteration repetition of the same sound at the beginning of words in a sentence
onomatopoeia when the word sounds like the word it's describing
hyperbole extreme exaggeration
idiom a phrase or expression whose meaning cannot form an ordinary meaning
personification human qualities to something that's not human
imagery description that's appealing to one's senses
Created by: asvandenberk