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Reading 7 & 8

Sem. 1 Reading Skills 7/8 (dp)

What is the setting of the story? The time and place of the action
What is the change a character goes through called? character development
What is a symbol? a person, place, thing, or idea that stands for something beyond itself
What is a simile? A comparison using like or as
What is the problem in a story called? conflict
The outline of events in a story or the order in which it happens is called? plot
What is onomatopoeia? When a word says the sound - for example hiss, boom, drip
The message about life or human nature that the writer wants you to understand is the ? theme
What is a metaphor? a comparison between two things - NOT using like or as
What is the narrator? the person telling the story
What is the time from the beginning of the story to the end of the story? time span
What is the tone of the story? the overall effect of the story (sad, suspenseful, etc.)
What names a person, place, thing or idea? a noun
The setting and characters are introduced here? Exposition
Suspense builds here? Rising Action
The most exciting part of the story? Climax
The part of the plot in which suspense eases is here? Falling action
The part of the story that ties up loose ends is here? Resolution
The time and place of the story? Setting
People, animals, imaginary creatures are? Characters
The one who tells the story? Narrator
Writer's choice of narrator? Point of View
The narrator is a character in the story and uses I, me, we, us? 1st person point of view
The narrator is not a character in the story. Can tell the thoughts and feelings of other characters and uses him, her, he, she, them, them, it 3rd person point of view
Ways the writers bring their characters to life? Characterization
This word describes a noun (red sweater) adjective
The first sentence in a paragraph that helps explain the rest of the paragraph topic sentence
The setting can create feelings for the read so the reader feels the same way the character feels atmosphere
Giving human traits to nonhuman things? personification
The reason behind a character's action? motive
The speech or talking between characters? dialogue
Descriptive language is also called this? figurative language
Nonfiction True or fact-based
Fiction false or made up
A struggle between a character and an outside force External conflict
A struggle within a character's mind Internal conflict
Created by: dpawlik
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