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PSSA Reading Review


repitition of consonants alliteration
character in opposition with protagnist antagonist
opposite antonym
reason for writing selection author's purpose
story of person's life written by the person autobiography
story of person's life by another person biography
cause-stimuluseffect-response cause and effect
the method an author uses to communicate info. characterization
action at highest point climax
compare-how things are alikecontrast-how things are different compare and contrast
end conclusion
struggle between opposing forces conflict
reader can connect text with something else connection
information to find what a word means context clues
speaking dialogue
to examine or judge evaluate
background info; setting, characters, plot, etc. exposition
text written to explain a certain topic expository text
narrative with a moral or lesson fable
fact and opinion fact vs. opinion
action right after the climax and before the resolution falling action
imaginary fiction
language not ment to be taken literally figurative language
story interupted with earlier scene flashback
stories passed through generations folktales
clues about what will happen later foreshadowing
when you make assumptions and apply them generalization
categories of lit. genre
diagram to represent info. graphic organizer
two or more words that sound the same homonym
exaggeration hyperbole
words using senses imagery
educated guess inference
saying something and meaning the opposite irony
say if something is good or bad judge
humorous verse limerick
comparison between two objects metaphor
feeling mood
person who tells the story narrator
true nonfiction
sound words onomatopoeia
two opposite words together oxymoron
restate in your own words paraphrase
giving inanimate objects living characteristics personification
events in the story plot
writing that expresses feeling poetry
the perspective of the story point of view
educated guess prediction
letters before a root word prefix
"good guy" protagnist
opinion reaction
end of story resolution
occurs before climax rising action
word you add prefixs and suffixs to root word
order of events sequential order
where it takes place setting
comparison between two unlike things using like or as simile
letters placed at the end of a word suffix
short explanation of the passage summary
details that support the main idea supporting details
techniques to keep the reader interested suspense
image, object, character,or action used to symbolize something else symbol
two or more words that mean the same thing synonym
the underlying message theme
clues that hint the author's mood tone
to see what you are reading visualization
author's style voice
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