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terms and definitions

alliterattion the repetition of initial consonant soulnds in a sentence.
antagonist principal charcter in opposition to the protagonist. sometimes not a person but an obstacle such as a fourse of nature,society or inner conflict.
antonym a word that is the oppisate of another word.
authors purpose why did the author right the selection?? is the purpose to entertain??
autobiography the story of a persons life written by that person.
biography a story of a persons life written by another person.
cause and effect cause statements stem for actions and events
characterization the method the author uses to communicate information about the charcters to the readers.
climax the moment in the story when the action reaches its highest point.
compare and contrast to show similaritys and to show differances.
conclution the end of the readinding selection.
conflict strugling between opposing forces in literate
connections text to selfe world or text
context clues imformation within the reading selection to help the reader
dialogue the actuial words that a charcter speeks.
evaluate to examine and judge
exposition the backgroulng information that the author provides
expository text text written to explane
fable a narative intended to convey
fact vs. oppinion is it something that can be proven true
falling action the part of the story following the climax
fiction any story that is the product of imagination rather than fact
figurative language language that can not be taken literly since it was written to create a specil effect
flash back technique in which the author interupts the plot of the story
folktails stories passed through generations
foreshadowing a writing taqunike that gives readers clues about events
generalizations when you make assumptions about different event
genre catorgouries of literate
graphic orginiser a diagram that is used to represent imformation
homonym two or more words that are pronounced alike but have different meanings
haperbole an exaggerated statement used to make a strong effect
imagery words and phrases used to spocifically help the reader
inferance reading between the lines
irony a tone that is created when the sppeeker intends to mean the oppisate
judge to say if something is good or bad
limerick light or humorus verse
metaphor a compareson between two unlike things
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