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terms and definitions

QuestionAnswer
Alliteration constant sounds in words
Atagonist character in opposition to the protagonist
Antonym the oppostite of another word
Author's purpose skim the selection
autobiography story of a persons life written by the person
Biography story of a persons life written by another person
Cause and Effect cause statements stem for actions and events
Characterization the method an author uses to communicate information
Climax the moment when the action of the story comes to the highest point
Compare and Contrast show similarities/show differences
Conclusion end of a story
Conflict problem in the story
Character vs. Character conflict between characters
Character vs. Nature conflict between character and a force
Character vs. Self internal conflict
Connections text to self
Contex Clues info within the reading
Dialogue actual words the character speaks
Evaluate examine and judge
Exposition background info
Exposition Text text written to explain and convey info
Fable a narrative intended
Fact vs. opinion something that can be proven to be true
Falling Action following the climax
Fiction story that isn't true
Figurative Language language not taken literally
Flashback author interrupts the plot
Folktales stories passed through generations
Foreshadowing a writting technique that gives the readers clues about events
Generalization make assumptions
Genre catagories of literature
Graphic Organizer a diagram that is used to represent data
Homonym two or more words that are pronounced alike
Hyperbole an exaggerated statement
Imagery words or phrases
Inference reading between the lines
Irony a tone that is created
Judge to say if something is good or bad
Limerick humerous
Metaphor comparison between two unlike things
Mood feeling of a person
Narrator speaker of a story
nonfiction true story
Onomatopoeia Words whose sounds expresses their feelings
Oxymoron putting two words together
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