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English Vocabulary 2

Word Definition
Narrative The telling of a story or an account of an event or series of events.
Dialogue A conversation between tow persons
Setting When and where the story takes place
Narrator In narrative,the person telling the story
Speaker The "Voice" narrating a poem
Protagonist The main character in a literary work
Antagonist A character or force in conflict with the main character
Conflict A struggle between tow opposing forces
Inference A logical guess based on evidence or reasoning
Theme The universal truth about life expressed in the passage
Point of View The perspective from which the story is told
First Person A character narrates the story with I-me-my in his or her speech
Third-Person Omniscient The narrator is not in the story but knows and describes all the characters thoughts and ideas
Third-Person Limited The narrator is an outsider who sees into the mind of one of the characters
Symbolism The practice of using a person,thing,or object to represent something else
Irony When the reality of a situation is the opposite of what is expected
Tone The writers or speakers attitude toward the subject of a story,toward a character,or toward the audience
Mood The overall feeling of a story
Figurative Language Language that uses words or expressions with meaning that is different from the literal interpretation
Simile A sentence that compares two unlike things using "like" or "as"
Metaphor A comparison of two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
Personification Giving human traits to non-living things
Hyperbole An extreme exaggeration
Foreshadowing When an author mentions or hints at something that will happen later in the story
Flashback When an author refers back to something that already took place in the story
Audience Who the author is trying to persuade
Argument A reasoned defense of a position or claim
Claim/Thesis/Position What the author believes or wants to prove to his or her audience
Evidence Facts,reasons,data, or opinions to support a claim
Counterargument An argument that opposes your claim
Allusion A reference to a well-known person,place,or event
Emotional Appeal An argument that appeals to the readers emotions
Logical Appeal An argument that makes sense,appeals to what you know is right or smart
Chronological Order Presents information in sequence or in the order in which it happens
Cause and Effect Shows what happens and why it happens
Compare and Contrast Shows similarities and differences between two or more things
Rhyme The repetition of similar sounds
Alliteration The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Imagery Description that appeals to the senses
Plot Sequence of events in a story
Connotation All the meanings,associations,or emotions that word suggests
Denotation Dictionary definition of a word
Primary purpose The main reason
Emphasize Highlight or reiterate;make point stronger
Stanza The "paragraphs" in a poem
Ellpses ...Indicates that something has been omitted
Created by: jvazquez139