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Schurb literary term

7th grade literary terms

main idea the most important idea expressed in a paragraph or text
theme the idea about life revealed in a work of literature; ex. love, relationships, death, baseball
supporting details facts, examples, and statements that help to support or get across the main idea
sequence the order of events in the text
cause and effect a person, thing, or reason that makes something happen an dthe results that are produced
context clues hints that you can find in the selection to help you figure out the meaning of a word
inference an educated guess or prediction about what is going to happen
autobiography the story of a person's life, written or told by that person
biography the story of a real person's life, written or told by another person
simile compares two things using like or as
situational irony a contradition between what is expected and what is expected or intended and what actually occurs
verbal irony when someone says or writes one thing, but means another thing
hyperbole an exaggeration, used for emphasis or effect
allusion a reference to a person, place, event, character, or to a work of art or literature
Created by: kim.schurb



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