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ElA VOCAB

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TermDefinition
evidance facts or details that support a position or claim
credible believable; convincing
valid well-founded; sound; effective
formulate build; state definitely; develop
logical based on reason or sound judgment
desperate involving extreme danger or disaster; driven to action by a loss of hope
entranced in a state of wonder or amazement
hallucination something perceived that has no reality
premonition feeling that something bad will happen
profound intense; deep
meditative given to extended thought
burden something that is carried with difficulty or obligation
culpability guilt or blame that is deserved; blameworthiness
conscience inner sense of what is morally right or wrong in one’s actions
remorse deep sense of regret for having done wrong
entrusted given the responsibility of doing something or caring for someone or something
empathic characterized by empathy, the ability to identify with the feelings or thoughts of others
irresolvable impossible to resolve or settle
predatory living by capturing and feeding on other animals
adversary opponent; enemy
physiology all functions and activities of living things and their parts
mortality condition of being sure to die sometime
reincarnation belief that the soul reappears after death in another bodily form
plundered took something by force
fugitives group of persons who have run away from danger
avenge get revenge
dispatched finished something quickly
ventured tried something dangerous
tactics military procedures
craft activity that requires skill
dissemble to put on an appearance or disguise
incredulity doubt
bemusing confusing; bewildering
guise outward appearance
deceived lied to; tricked
alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sounds. Writers use alliteration to give emphasis to words, to imitate sounds, and to create musical effects.
allusion An is a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.
argument An is writing or speech that attempts to convince the reader to adopt a particular opinion or course of action. An argument is a logical way of presenting a belief, conclusion, or stance. A good argument is supported with reasoning and evidence.
characterization is the act of creating and developing a character. In , the author directly states a character’s traits.
direct characterization the way an author or another character within the story describes or reveals a character, through the use of descriptive adjectives, epithets, or phrases.
Indirect characterization is the process by which the writer shows the character's personality through speech, actions and appearance.
claim The of a text is the key message that the writer wants to communicate about a topic.
conflict A is a struggle between opposing forces. Characters in conflict form the basis of stories, novels, and plays.
external conflict struggle between a literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character, which drives the dramatic action of the plot
internal conflict psychological struggle within the mind of a literary or dramatic character, the resolution of which creates the plot's suspense
epic An is a long narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes. An epic is elevated in style and usually follows certain patterns.
epic simile An , also called , is an elaborate comparison of unlike subjects.
figurative language is writing or speech not meant to be interpreted literally. It is often used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things.
flashback is a means by which authors present material that occurred earlier than the present tense of the narrative. Authors may include this material in a character’s memories, dreams, or accounts of past events.
frame story A is a story that brackets— or frames—another story or group of stories. This device creates a story-within-a-story narrative structure.
Homeric simile An , also called , is an elaborate comparison of unlike subjects.
In Medias Res means in the middle of things.
internal monologue To show a character’s thoughts with more dimension, an author uses , a kind of “conversation” a character has with himself or herself.
first-person narration when a character in the story tells the story
third-person narration when a voice outside the story narrates
myth a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.
sensory language is writing or speech that uses details to appeal to one or more of the senses.
tone The of a literary work is the writer’s attitude toward his or her audience and subject.
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