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STAAR Terms - 1

Week 1 & 2 STAAR Literary Terms

Tone the author's attitude toward a subject as well as his or her attitude toward the reader
Theme the central message of a work of literature, often expressed as a general statement about life
Synthesize to combine
symbol an object, living thing, or situation that stands for or represents an idea or feeling.
Supporting detail the facts, examples, or descriptions that explain or back up the main idea of a text
support to back it up
suffix a group of letters added to the end of a word that changes thew word's meaning
static character a character that shows little to no change throughout the story
stanza a group of lines forming a unit in a poem
state directions instructions written by a playwright to describe the appearance and actions of characters, as well as the sets, props, costumes, sound effects, and lighting
Created by: rudolphe