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7th Grade ELA

1st Semester Terms

glare an angry stare
alibi evidence that proves one was elsewhere when an act, took place
desolate deserted, without inhabitants, barren
antonym a word that means the opposite of another word
synonym a word that has the same meaning as another word
Inference an educated guess made from background knowledge combined with context clues
cynical believing the worst of human nature and motives
burrow nestle; to settle down comfortably; to dig a hole into something
Dialogue Conversation between two or more characters
Resolution the conflict is resolved and the story's action ends for the main character
verb An action word or state of being
Noun A person, place, thing, or idea
Conflict struggle or clash
Theme the life lesson in a literary work
Expository Writing writing that informs
Narrative Writing writing that tells a story
Persuasive Writing writing that attempts to influence the reader
Main Idea what a text is "mostly about"
Setting all the details of time and place
3rd Person Point of View narrator is NOT involved in the story; uses "he," "she," "they
2nd Person Point of View the narrator tells the story to another character using "you"
1st Person Point of View The narrator is a character in the story. ( I, me, my, we, our, us)
Point of View the perspective from which a story is told
Plot The sequence of events in a piece of literature. Five basic elements: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution
glare an angry stare
initiate to begin
Pronoun a word that takes the place of a noun
proclaim to officially anounce
concoction mixture of various ingredients
simile to compare two things using “like” or “as”
metaphor to compare two things by saying something is something else
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