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ELA CSA Review

Terms to apply on the ELA CSA

memoir tells of an important/memorable time in the author's life
infer make an educated guess on something
tone writer's attitude toward the audience or subject; usually described in one word
connotation feeling associated with a word, can be negative, positive, or neutral
denotation dictionary meaning of a word
dom lord or master
able capable of
theme central idea, concern, or purpose
conflict struggle or problem in a story
author's purpose main reason for writing (can be more than one); to inform, persuade, entertain, describe, and /OR express
alliteration repetition of the first consonant sound
onomatopoeia sound words
repetition repeating words and phrases in a sentence or paragraph
simile comparison of two things using like or as
metaphor comparison of two things without using like or as
exposition introduction of the setting, characters, plot, etc. of a story
rising action increasing tension in a plot
falling action moving towards the resolution of a plot
climax turning point of a plot
setting time and place of action
characters person or animal that takes part in the action of a story
resolution outcome of the conflict in a plot
plot sequence of events in a story
Created by: marvelousO'Neill