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ELA vocab week 1

language mountain

alliteration the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word Ex: Peter Piper Picked Peppers
antagonist the character working against the main character (bad guy) Ex. the Nazi army in Number the Stars
author's purpose to express thoughts and feelings, to inform, to persuade, and to entertain
characters the people, animals, or imaginary creatures who take part in the action of a work of literature Ex. Anne Marie, Kirsti, Brian
conflict a struggle between opposing forces
dialogue written conversation between 2 or more characters "Once I had 3 daughters. Tonight, I am proud to have 3 daughters again."
figurative language language that communicates meanings that are not literal meanings of the words Ex. simile, metaphor, alliteration. idiom
Created by: Ashliemeliss