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2010 Final Exam


Main Idea The point of the story
Authors Purpose The reason an author writes
Antonym A word that has an opposite meaning to another word
Synonym A word that has the same meaning to another word
Authors Point of View The way an author views his or her writing
Analogies a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based
One reason an author writes Entertain
One reason an author writes Persuade
One reason an author writes Inform
One reason an author doesn't write Create a mysterious mood
Cause The reason something happens
Effect Something that happens because of something else
resilient returning to its original form, position
infer a conclusion based on the information in the story and what you already know- something that makes sense
metaphors a figure of speech that compares a term or phrase to something else to show a comparison
Plot conflict (or problem), rising action, climax, falling action, conclusion- resolution
Setting Time and place the story takes place
Protagonist The main character in a story
Antagonist Characters or forces that are working against the protagonist in the story
Mood The general feeling that an author creates in a story created through descriptions and settings
Narrator The speaker- teller of the story
First person point of view a character in the story- that tells the story (using I, me, mine)
Third person point of views The narrator is not a character in the story- but knows the thoughts and feelings of the characters in the story
3rd person omniscient LIMITED point of view The narrator is not a character in the story but knows ONE persons thoughts and feelings in a story
3rd person omniscient points of view The narrator is not a character in the story but knows ALL the thoughts and feelings of every character in the story
non fiction real people and factual events
fiction imaginary people and stories
imagery using vivid descriptions to create pictures or images in the reader's mind
flashback the return to an event that happened before the current situation
Onomatopoeia a word that sounds like the thing it is describing- zip; sound effects- crash; animal sounds moo
Personal Narrative A story about a person's life told in first person
Poetry literature that uses language choices for its sounds and for its ability to express and evoke emotion
Prose the ordinary form of written language
Repetition Words or phrases that are used over and over
Rhyme two or more words that have endings that sound the same
Symbol something that has meaning by itself but also stands for something else- a heart means love
Idiom Phrases that mean something but can't possibly happen- its raining cats and dogs
Connotation The emotional meanings associated with a word
Denotation the meaning of a word
Alliteration The initial sound in two or more words
Omniscient All knowing
Created by: Mrs Cutler


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