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PSSA Rdg. Vocab. #1

PSSA Reading Academic Language

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repetition of initial or beginning sounds in two or more consecutive or neighboring words(words next to each other) alliteration
to arrange according to a category or trait, or to form groups classify
comparison based on the resemblance in some particular ways between things that are otherwise not alike analogy
moment in a story when the action reaches its greatest conflict climax
to examine the likenesses and differences of two people, ideas, or things compare and contrast
ways in which the author shows how a character changes as the story proceeds character development
main source of drama and tension in a literary work (story); the discord between two people or forces that brings about dramatic action conflict
method used by an author to give readers information about a character; description or representation of a person's qualities or peculiarities characterization
something suggested or implied, but not actually stated connotation
Created by: matthewsj