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Vocab. ~ Mrs. Terry

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alliteration The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of closely connected words,
analogy A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure,
antagonist A person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary,
antonym A word opposite in meaning to another,
autobiography An account of a person's life written by that person,
biography An account of someone's life written by someone else,
conflict A serious disagreement or argument,
context The parts of something written or spoken that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning,
diction The choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing,
excerpt Take (a short extract) from a text,
fact A thing that is indisputably the case,
fiction short stories and novels, about imaginary events and people,
foreshadowing Be a warning or indication of a future event,
flashback A scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier than the main story,
genre A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter,
inference A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning,
main idea the main points of a speech; the subtopics of a speech,
metaphor A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable,
moral A lesson, esp. one concerning what is right or prudent, that can be derived from a story, a piece of information, or an experience,
narrative A spoken or written account of connected events; a story,
narrator A person who narrates something, esp. the events of a novel or narrative poem: "his poetic efforts are mocked by the narrator of the story,
nonfiction Prose writing based on facts, such as biography or history ,
ono The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named ,
opinion A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge,
personification The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form,
plot A plan made in secret by a group of people to do something illegal or harmful,
point of view A particular attitude or way of considering a matter,
protagonist The leading character or a major character in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text ,
rhyme Correspondence of sound between words or the endings of words, esp. when these are used at the ends of lines of poetry,
setting The place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place,
sequence A particular order in which related events, movements, or things follow each other,
similie A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind ,
suspense A state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen,
synonym A word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language ,
theme The subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition
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