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KS state assessment

literary terms used on the Kansas State Assessment reading tests

QuestionAnswer
analogy a comparison between two things that are similar in some ways
antagonist a person who fights, the villain, the opposition
cause a person or event that makes something happen
effect result, something made to happen by a person or thing
climax the highest point of action or interest in a short story or play
character a person or animal in a piece of literature
conclusion an ending or part that brings something to a close
inciting incident an event that causes all the rest of the plot to happen
hyperbole exaggerated statement used for effect
idiom a phrase or expression whose meaning cannot be understood from ordinary meaning or the words in it.
inference the process of drawing a conclusion from reading about what will happen or why it happened; a prediction based on hints from reading
irony the contrast between what is expected and what really is
Created by: dwithers