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Literary Terms

6th grade Literacy Terms

TermDefinition
Conotation The way the word makes you feel
Denotation The dictionary Definition
Exposition The characters, conflict and setting is introduced.
Rising Action The plot is building, becoming more intense.
Falling Action The plot is calming down, after the most intense part of the story.
Climax The most intense part of the story, the turning point.
Resolution The way the story ends.
1st Person Point of view The Narrator is in the story using words like I, we, me, us.
3rd Person Point of view The Narrator has not in the story using words like him, her, they, them.
Context Clues Words or phrases around the unknown word that help and give hints to the meaning of the word.
Figurative Language Speech or writing that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve special effects.
Idiom A statement not meant to be taken literally.
Personification Giving human qualities to non human things
Imagery Using the 5 senses
Simile Comparing two things using "like" or "as"
Metaphor Comparing two things NOT using "like" or "as"
Hyperbole A statement that exaggerates
Onomotopoeia The sound copies the word
Alliteration The same beginning sounds
Person vs. Person Two characters in a text are struggling against one another.
Person vs. Self One character in the text is struggling against him/herself, their conscience or discussion making.
Person vs. Nature One character in the text is struggling against the elements of nature.
Person vs. Society Characters in the text struggle again a community, law, or group of people.
Conflict A struggle or problem in the text.
Created by: tksmith13