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Language Arts

TermDefinition
Imagery Words or phrases that appeal to the five senses
Conflict A struggle between two opposing forces
Oxymoron A figure of speech that combines two seemingly opposite words
Theme The central idea of a story
Falling Action Action that typically follows the climax
Simile A figure of speech that compares two things using like or as
Mood The feeling created in the reader during the story
Exposition The beginning of a story
Connotation A set of ideas associated with a word
Metaphor Compares two things without like or as
Alliteration The repetition of sounds at the beginning of a word
Characters A person or animal that takes part in the story
First Person The story told by a character
Denotation Dictionary meaning of a word
Diction The manner in which we express words
Plot The conflict of a story
Point of View the way the story is viewed
Protagonist The main character
Antagonist The character in conflict with the protagonist
Personification Giving inanimate objects the characteristics of a human
Resolution The outcome of a story
Foreshadowing When the author uses clues to hint at what could happens later in the story
Rising Action The part of the story that happens directly after a conflict is introduced
Tone A reflection of a writers attitude toward a story
Flashback When an earlier event is inserted into the current story
Climax The turning point of a story
Third Person Omniscient When the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of over two characters
Setting Where the story takes place
Suspense Growing intensity while awaiting the climax
Third Person Limited When the narrator knows less than two characters thoughts or feelings
Evidence Finding exact quotes or facts from the text to support your answer
Central ideas Main point of the text
Authors purpose Entertain, persuade, inform
Narrative form Tells a story
Tone How the author expresses their feelings or opinion in a text or a story
Nouns Person, place, thing or idea
Common noun Not specific
Proper noun Specific and capitalized
Abstract noun Idea or concept
Concrete noun Physical Object
Singular noun 1
Plural noun 2+
Possessive noun owned or owns
Pronoun takes the place of nouns
Created by: K-Dog11