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Lit Terms Q2

TermDefinition
Theme An important, recurring message or lesson in a story.
Inference an idea or conclusion that's drawn from evidence and reasoning.
Context Clues hints that an author gives to help define a difficult word.
Annotate Add notes to and/or give an explanation
Figurative Language Language that is not taken literally; words that mean something other than their traditional meaning.
Literal Language words that mean exactly what they say.
Central Idea What the text is mainly about. The main idea in a work of fiction that ties all the elements of literature together.
Conflict The main problem in a story.
Personification Give human traits to something that is not a human.
Hyperbole A huge exaggeration.
Simile A comparison that uses “like” or “as”.
Metaphor A comparison that does not use “like” or “as.”
Alliteration The repetition of a consonant letter at the beginning of closely connected words.
Author’s Purpose to persuade the reader , to inform the reader, or to entertain the reader
Point of View the perspective (or view point) that the author writes from.
Cause and Effect ideas, events, or facts are presented as causes in relation to the resulting outcomes or effects.
Compare and Contrast Similarities and differences are presented between two or more topics or concepts
Verbal Irony A character says the opposite of what he means.
Situational Irony The opposite of what is expected happens.
Dramatic Irony The readers knows something the characters do not know.
Created by: zcurriesams
 

 



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