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Nash Lit. Terms II

Nash - Literacy Terms II Test

metaphor figure of speech that compares by saying one thing "is" another
idiom phrase where the meaning for a group of words cannot be determined by the words themselves; means more that what it says
predict guess what might happen next in a story
source a first hand document or the main reference used for research
implied an idea is not clearly stated; readers must figure out the idea from clues that are given
stated an idea is directly expressed through topic sentences or specific details
interpret explain or tell in understandable terms
persuasive writing where an author tries to convince the reader or change the reader's mind
autobiography type of genre in which a person writes about his or her own life
biography type of genre where a person writes about someone else's life
antonym words that have opposite or different meanings
synonym words that have similar or almost the same meanings
personification describing objects so that they seem human like or more like a person
simile comparing things using the words "like" or "as"
alliteration a writing affect where several words will begin with similar sounds or letters
onomatopoeia use of sound words as an affect in writing
antagonist one who goes agains or opposes the main character; can often cause the conflict
protagonist the main character in the story
narrator the one who tells a story or poem
stanza main sections of a poem; ususally made up of lines
paragraphs main sections of a story - usually indented
passage the selection or story that is being read
Created by: brendanash