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Terms and Definitions

Alliteration the repetition of initial consonant sounds in words in a sentence.
Antagonist principal character in opposition to the protagonist.Sometimes not a person but an obstacle such as a force of nature, society or inner conflict.
Antonym a word that is the opposite of another word.
Autobiography the story of a person's life written by the person.
Biography the story of a person's life written by someone else.
Cause and Effect cause statements stem 4 actions and events,n effects r wat happen as a result of the event or action
Characterization the method an author uses to communicate info bout the characters 2 the readers
climax the momment when the action of the story comes to its hiest point this happens at the end before resolution
compare and contrast compare means to sho similarities and contrast means 2 sho differ
conclsin the end
conflict problem between opposite forces
character vs character external conflict between 2 ppl
character vs nature external conflict between person and nature
character vs self internal conflict between person and self
connections the reader can connect to wat he has read wit sumthin else
context clues info within the readin selection dat helps the reader figure out the meanin of a word
dialogue the actual words dat the character say
evalute to examine and judge
exposition the background info dat the author provides bout setting plot character or other essential story elements
expository text text written 2 xplane n convey info bout specific topic
fable a naritive intended to teach a lesson
fact vs opinion fact-sumthin dat can b proven trueopinion-sumonez point of view
falling action happens after climax before resolution not much tension
fiction story written by imagination
figurative language language that cantr be taken literally cuz it waz made to give it a speacial effect
flashback technique in which the author interupsts the storry to recreate an incident of an earlier occasion: used to provid info to reader
folktales story passed throu generation
generalization wen u make assuption bou tdiffer events or and character n apply dem 2 new situations
genre catagories of literrature
graphic organizer diagram used 2 represent info
homonym 2 or more words pronuced the same but have differ means
hyperbole exagerated statement used to mak a strong effect
imagery words or phrases used to make reader imagine using all 5 senses
inference addin wat written to wat is known to get to a conclusion
irony a tone that is written to mean the opposite of wat is said
judge to decide if somethin iz good or bad
limerick light or humerous verse
metaphor comparison btw 2 unlike thing not usin lik or as
mood the overall fellin used by author
narrater speaker of story
nonfiction writtin that is tru used to inform
onomatpoeia words dat sound like the meaninhiss bzz purr
oxymoron puttin 2 contrdictary word togetherpretty ugly terribly pleased
paraphrase putin sumthin in own word retailin of story w/ more then just da main ideas
personification give unlivin thin life lik characteristic
plot events in story from settin to resolution
poetry writin expressin ideas throu rythmic pattern n figurative language
point of view perspective of which story is told
3rd person limited point of view told by character as result only wat character experiences is said
omnicient point of view all knowing told by narater knows all dat characters feel
prediction makin educated guess
prefix letters add to front of words to change meanin
protagonist central character of story that is good guy
reaction react to give opinion on selected readin
resolution occurs at end of story how prblem is solved1
rising action part of story dat builds to climax
root word word dat pre and suffix are addeed
sequential order list of event in order of how things happen in story
setting where a story takes place and also the time
similie comparing 2 things using like or as
suffix letters at end of words to change meaning
summarizing short yet detailed explination on selected reading
supporting details details supporting main ideas of story
suspense wat authors use to keep readers guessin on wat will happen next
symbol sumthin that represents sumthin else
SYNONYM two differ words that mean the same thin
TONE the clues in story dat sugest wat the author is feelin towards the selection
visualization ability to see wat ur readin
voice the authors style quality that makes author's writing unique
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