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imagery Descriptive language that helps to show the reader the world that the author wishes to show them.
conflict The main problem that the protagonist and the antagonist have.
oxymoron A figure of speech that contains seemingly contradictory words.
theme The main setting. Ex. Fantasy, sci-fi, history, etc.
falling action The slow in action that normally happens after the climax.
similie A figure of language that uses like or as.
mood The feeling created by the reader by a text.
exposition The part where the setting, story, characters, and POV are set.
connotation An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
metaphor A figure of language that does not use like or as.
alliteration The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
chararacter A person in a novel, play, or movie.
first person POV The reader knows the thoughts and actions of only 1 person and uses pronouns such as I or me.
denotation The literal or primary meaning of a word.
diction The choice or use of words in an article or story.
plot The actual story.
point of view (POV) The view in which the story is told.
protagonist The main charecter of the story.
antagonist The charecter opposing the protagonist.
personification Giving human qualities to a plant, object, or animal.
resolution The end of the story. Usually wraps every misconception in the series.(final book in the series) or hints at what will happen in the next book (if there is one)
foreshadowing The action of the author giving clues to hint at what will happen later in the story.
rising action The action(s) building up to the climax.
tone The mood that the author sets.
flashback A small part in which it is a showing of what previously happened.
climax The point in the story with the most suspense or action. Typically followed by the falling action.
3rd person omniscient The narrator knows all the thoughts and feelings of every character.
setting The place in which the part of the story is held.
suspense Stress created by the author to excite the reader about a future event.
3rd person limited The narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of 1 or 2 people.
style The way that the author uses words.
figures of speech A word or phase that has a meaning other than a literal meaning.
RACE An answering strategy in which the writer cites the text. R stands for Restate the Question, A stands for Answer the Question, C stands for Cite The Text, and E stands for Explain the quote.(Refer to the "C" in RACE)After, combine all the stuff you wrote.
Central Ideas
Author's Purpose The main purpose of the article, whether it is to persuade, entertain, or inform.
Narrative Form
Nouns A person, place, thing, or idea
Common Noun A noun that isn't specific. Ex. rivers, malls, cities, houses.
Proper Noun A noun that is specific in in a person or place. Ex. Chandler mall, Gilbert, Mississippi River, Todd, Kyle
Singular Noun A noun that is 1 thing, and 1 thing only. Not referring to multiple things, just 1. Ex. car, computer, house, lake.
Plural Noun A noun that is 2 things or more. Never 1. Ex. cars, computers, houses, lakes.
Possessive A noun that belongs to another noun. Ex. Kyle's, Todd's. if there's already an S at the end of the name, just add the apostrophe after the S instead. Ex. Carlos', Mars'.
Pronouns A noun that takes place of other nouns to show who is doing something, or to show ownership. He, She, Him, Her, Them, I, Me, You. Ownership Ex. Your, Their, His, Hers, Their, Theirs. They can also show what they're going to do. Ex. He's, She's They're.
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