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9th ELA Literary Ter

9th Literary Terms jorge mid term

QuestionAnswer
ALLEGORY A STORY WITH A PURPOSE OF A MORAL LESSON
ANALOGY COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO OR MORE THINGS
ANALYZE TO EXAMINE AND IN DETAIL
ANTAGONIST PERSON THAT CREATES CONFLICT FOR THE MAIN CHARACTER
ARGUMENT A STATEMENT, REASON OR FACT FOR OR AGAINST A POINT OF VIEW
EPIC A LONG BOOK OR POEM THAT TELLS A STOEY
AUDIENCE WHOEVER WILL BE LISTENING TO SPEECH OR PLAY, ETC.
BIOGRAPHY STORY OF A PERSONS LIFE WRITTEN BY ANOTHER PERSON
CLIMAX TURNING POINT IN THE STORY. OUTCOME OF CONFLICT.
COMPARE DETERMINE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN TWO THINGS.
CONFLICT THE MAIN PROBLEM IN A STORY
CONNOTATION THE EMOTIONAL MEANING THAT A WORD CARRIES SEPARATE FROM ITS MEANING
CONTRAST DETERMINE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TWO THINGS
DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH A WRITING THAT SHOWS ,IN DETAIL, WHAT SOMETHING LOOKS LIKE, SMELLS LIKE, AND LOOKS LIKE
DIALECT VARIATION OF LANGUAGE BY ONE GROUP OR PLACE
DIALOGUE CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO OR MORE PERSONS
DICTION AUTHOR'S CHOICE OF WORDS -EXAMPLE SLAUGHTER -VS- KILL
DRAMATIC IRONY THE AUDIENCE OR READER INFORMATION THAT OTHER CHARACTERS DO NOT KNOW
DYNAMIC CHARACTER A CHARACTER THAT CHANGES THROUGHT THE STORY
EVALUATE FORMING A PERSONAL JUDEMENT ABOUT AN IDEA'S OR A LITERARY WORK'S VALUE
EXPOSITION THE BEGINNING OF A STORY WHERE THE READER IS INTRODUCED TO THE CHARACTERS, SETTING, AND BASIC CONFICT
FALLING ACTION THE SERIES OF EVENTS THAT TAKES PLACE AFTER THE THE CLIMAX SHOWING THE RESULTS OF THE CONFLICT
FICTION WRITINGS THAT TELLS ABOUT IMAGINARY CHARACTERS AND EVENTS. NOT REAL
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE WORDS THAT MEAN MORE THAN THEIR MEANINGS AND EXPRESS TRUTH BEYOND THE LITERAL MEANING.
FIGURE OS SPEECH WORDS THAT STATES SOMETHING THAT STATES SOMETHING THAT IS NOT LITERALLY TRUE IN ORDER TO CREATE AN EFFECT
FLASHBACK A MEMORY THAT IS OUT OF PLACE IN A STORY
FOIL A CHARACTER OPPOSITE IN PERSONALITY TO ANOTHER CHARACTER IN THE STORY Eexample /Romeo and Mercutio
FOREBODING hint that something bad will happen.
GENRE a type of literature(short story, novel, play,poetry,essay. folktale. etc
HYPOBOLE a figure os speech used in extre exaggeration,(I could eat a horse)
IMAGERY use of language that appeals to the five senses touch, taste ,smell, sight and sound.
INFERENCE come to conclusion using the facts to figure out what is being implied - reading between the lines
IRONY the difference between what is expected and what actually happened
LEAD the beginning of a piece of writing and the direction the writer wants to take it.
METAPHOR a comparison of two unlike things without using the words "like" or "as" example: You are a rose.
MOOD the feeling the author wants the reader to have.
MOTIF a word, phrase, image, etc that is repeated throughout the story and is related to the theme.
NARRATIVE writing or speech that tells a story.
NONFICTION writing that is true.
NOVEL a book length fictional story,
PARALLEL STRUCTURE/PARALLELISM the repetition of a series of words, phrases, or sentences that have similar grammatical structure.
PARODY A HUMOROUS IMITATION OF A LITERARY WORK THAT AIMS TO POINT THE WORK'S SHORTCOMINGS.
PLOT THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS/ACTIONS IN A STORY
POINT OF VIEW THE PERSPECTIVE FROM WHICH A STORY IS TOLD. THERE ARE 3 PRIMARY TYPES/1ST PERSON//OMNISCIENT/THIRD
PROTAGONIST THE MAIN CHARACTER IN A LITERARY WORK ORFICTION
RESOLUTION THE FINAL PART OF IN A STORY IN WHICH THE CONFLICT IS CONCKUDED AND ALL THE LOOSE ENDS ARE TIED UP
RHYME IN POETRY A PATTERN OF REPEATED WORDS
RISING ACTION THE PART OF THE PLOT WHERE THE CONFLICT AND EVENTS BUILD TO THE CLIMAX
SARCASM A PERSON SAYS ONE THING BUT MEANS ANOTHER.
SETTING THE TIME AND PLACE IN WHICH A STORY IS TOLD.
SHORT STORY A SHORT FICTIONAL NARRATIVE.
SIMILE THE COMPARISON OF TWO UNLIKE THINGS USING "LIKE" OR "AS"
SITUATIONAL IRONY A HUMOROUS OUTCOME OF A SITUATION THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT IS EXPECTED example spraying whipped cream on your face while trying to to get a friend
STATIC CHARACTER A CHARCTER THAT DOES NOT CHANGE IN A STORY. STAYS THE SAME
STEROTYPE A GENERALIZATION ABOUT A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT IS MADE WITHOUT REGARD FOR INDIVUAL DIFFERENCES
STYLE THE WAY AN AUTHOR WRITES
SUSPENSE A FEELING OF UNCERTAINTY OR DREAD ABOUTWHATS GOING TO HAPPEN
SYMBOL/SYMBOLISM SOMETHING THAT STANDS FOR SOMETHING ELSE EXAMPLE: AMERICAN FLAG - freedom
THEME main idea or message of a story, poem or novel
TONE the author's attitude toward a subject, character, or audience. This can be stated or implied.
TRAGEDY play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, especially the main character: Example Romeo and Juliet
TRANSITION connecting words needed between paragraphs in writing
VERBAL IRONY a person says one thing and means another (sarcasm)
PLOT STRUCTURE DIAGRAM EXPOSITION /RISING ACTON /CLIMAX /FALLING ACTION RESOLUTON
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