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Reading Vocabulary

Vocab

TermDefinition
analysis a detailed examination of literary elements
antagonist one who opposes the protagonist in the story
audience the spectators or listeners assembled at a preformance
authors purpose authors write for a reason: to persuade, entertain, inform, and describe (P.I.E.D.)
conflict a state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war
inference the act or process of drawing conclusions from factual knowledge or evidence
controlling idea is an idea that makes the reader ask a question and take a stance/position on that topic
metaphor a figure of speech that compares 2 things- something "is" something
mood is the general feeling or atmosphere that a piece of writing creates within the reader
organization it is the structure of the writing- the sequence of paragraphs or stanzas- sometimes called the movement of the passage or poem
perspective a view; a way of regarding situations, facts, and judging the importance of a topic or piece of literature
protagonist main character in a drama or literary work- usually the hero
persuation a strongly held opinion; conviction; a strong belief- the act of being persuaded
Created by: beastmode632