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TermDefinition
accuracy reading words with no errors
climax the point in the story where it is the most intense
dialogue conversation between two or more people
flashback looking back at ones life in a written text
summarize an approach to thinking and writing that expresses the main points of one or several resources, including readings, research findings, events, the writer’s own ideas, etc.
voice a writer's unique use of language particular to his/her style
structure the way a text is organized (e.g., chronological, cause and effect)
purpose the reason an author decides to write about a topic (e.g., entertain, persuade, inform)
plot the action or sequence of events in a story. The plot includes exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement (ending)
myth a traditional story passed down through generations that explains why the world is the way it is
literature this genre includes stories, novels, poetry, and plays
folktale a short narrative handed down through oral tradition, with various tellers and groups modifying it, so that it acquired cumulative authorship
evidence support for an idea or claim
conflict a struggle between opposing forces in a story or play, usually resolved by the end of the work
Created by: shunt2006