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Reading Vocab

TermDefinition
Characterization The development of a character within-when the author is clearly developing a character by describing at length the character's thoughts, dialogue, or interactions with other characters.
Theme The lesson or message or moral of the story; what message or lesson is the author trying to communicate to his or her readers?
Point of View The perspective from which the story is being told. This is an example of the author's craft when the author uses an unique point of view in the story.
Flashback a jump back in time during the story, often done to provide the reader with important background information about a character or past event.
Foreshadowing A warning or inaction of a future event in the story.
Repetition Repeating of words or phrases thought the text. The repetition needs to happen many times to emphasize an important message.
Tone or Mood The tone and feeling that the writer creates for the reader (funny, serious, dramatic, suspenseful). Authors will often establish the mood based upon the actions and feelings of the characters.
Simile Comparisons between two unlike things using the words "like" or "as". For example "She is as slay as a fox."
Metaphor A comparison between two unlike things. Foe example "He is a tiger."
Symbolism An object or action that means something more then its literal meaning. For example-a rainy day often means a bad day or hard times.
Alliteration An author uses that same letter or sound to begin each word in a string of words. For example, Abbie's alligator ate apples and asparagus.
onomatopoeia When a word sounds like what it means. Example-crash,buzz, thump, bang.
Allsion A figure of speech that makes reference to a well-known person, event, or place. Example I was supersized his noes wasn't growing like Pinocchio's.
Hyperboly An exaggerated comment or line. Example I've told you that a million times.
Personification This occurs when an author gives animals, objects, ideas or actions, the qualities of a human. Example the calm sea kissed the southern shore.
Imagery The use of the description language the create powerful images in the reader's mind. Often the author describes one of the five senses to help create the image.
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