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6 lit. term week1

6th grade lit term week 1. 6th grade lit terms for LA

The struggle between opposing forces. There are 5 types of this. Conflict
Struggle between 2 characters. character vs character
Internal struggle with a character with herself/ himself. character vs self
External struggle where a character fights against rules or traditions. character vs society
External struggle between a character and their future/ uncontrolable problem. character vs fate
External struggle between a character and force of nature. character vs nature
Sequence of events and happenings that make up a story. (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution.) Plot
Character, setting, and the basic situation are revealed. Exposition
Main part of the story that moves the plot along. Rising Action
Most exciting/ intense part of the story for the protagonist, usually a turning point. Cimax
Events that follow the climax and move the conflict(s) toward resolution. Falling Action
Loose ends of the plot are tied up and conflicts are resolved. Resolution
Character goes through change/growth during the story. Dynamic/Round Character
Character remains the same during the story. does not undergo change/growth. Static/Flat Character
Base topic/focus that acts as foundation for the entire literary place. The message, lesson, or moral of a story. Theme
The author TELLS us what the character is like. Direct Characterization.
The author SHOWS us what the character is like. Shown through the character's thoughts, words, and actions as well as how other characters respond to that character. Indirect Characterization
Point of view when the story is told from his/her point of view. Uses I or me. First Person Point of View
This type of point of view is when the author addresses the reader. Uses you, your, and yours. Second Person Point of View
Narrator doesn't participate in the events of the story and tells the story by reffering to all of the characters and places in 3rd person. Third Person Point of View
Author/narrator's attitude toward the audience. It influences the story's mood. (sympathy, approving, sarcastic, happy, cynical.) Tone
Emotion that the readers feel while reading about the subject. (cheerful, romantic, jubilant, cranky, annoyed. Mood
This type of irony happens when the reader or audience understands more about the events of a story than a character. Dramatic Irony
Type of irony when what actually happens is the opposite of what is thought to happen/expected. Situational Irony
This type of irony happens when a character says one thing but really means the opposite. Verbal Irony
Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words. ( Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.) Alliteration
Repeated vowel sounds (The cat sat on a mat.) Assonance
Words whose sound suggests its meaning. Sound words. (The bees buzzed.) Onomatopoeia
Creating pictures with the 5 senses. Imagery
A figure of speech stating 2 things are similar without using like or as. (He was a free bird.) Metaphor
A comparison using like or as. (She floated like a cloud.) Simile
A dramatic exaggeration. (My backpack weighed a ton.) Hyperbole
Giving human qualities to ideas and things. (The flowers danced.) Personification
A reference to a specific person, place, or thing. (She is as pretty as the Mona Lisa.) Allusion
Representation of something complex, general, or abstract. (The Statue of Liberty symbolizes the democratic ideal.) Symbol
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