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Barrett Mid-term

Reading Mid-term

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The reason or reasons that explain why characters act as they do. Motivation
The people or animals who take part in a story's action. Characters
The way a writer reveals a character's personality and qualities. Characterization
The central message expresssed in a story. Theme
The sequence of events in a short story. Plot
Introduces the setting. Exposition
The time and place of the story, the characters, and the basic situation. Setting
Introduces the conflict. Rising action
The problem of the story. Conflict
The turning point of a story. Climax
The part of the story when the conflict lessens. Falling action
The story's conclusion. Resolution
Recurring theme. Universal theme
Writer describes character. Direct characterization
Writer reveals the character through speech and actions. Indirect characterization
The use of clues early in a story to hint at events that are going to occur later. Foreshadowing
Reveals past occurrences. Flashback
Surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions. Irony
Gives a story a more authentic feel. Dialect
Optional course. Elective
Spanish gestures of greeting between friends. Raza-style
Spanish word for "man" Ese
Make an unpleasant expression by contradicting and lowering the corners of the mouth. Scowl
Belief. Convicvtion
Region in northern Asia known for its harsh winters. Siberia
French for "Hello"; "Good Day". Bonjour
A thin, flat, round cake made of cornmeal or flour and cooked on a griddle. Tortilla
A celebration or holiday. Fiesta
A brief nap or rest taken after the noon meal. Siesta
French for "Very well. Do you speak French?" Tres bien. Parlez-vous francais?
French for "The boat is on the water." Le bateau est sur I'eau
A disease in which the joints swell painfully, and gradually break down. Inflammatory rheumatism
Serious; somber Solemn
Produces an effect upon; causes a change. Affects
A great rise or overflowing of a stream caused by heavy rains or melted snow. Freshet
The repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in stressed symbols. Assonance
The repitition of similar consonant sounds at the ends of accented syllables. Consonance
The use of words that imitate sounds. Onomonopoeia
The repitition of sounds at the ends of words. Rhyme
The rhythmical pattern in a poem. Meter
Poetry that tells a story in verse. Narrative
A three-line Japanese verse form. Haiku
Poetry that is defined by its lack of strict structure. Free verse
Poetry that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker. Lyric
Song-like poems that tell a story. Ballads
Shaped to look like subjects. Concrete
Verses. Stanzas
Writing or speech not meant to be taken literally. Figurative language
Describe one thing as if it were something else. Metaphors
Gives human qualities to something that is not human. Personification
Use like or as to compare two apparently unlike things. Similies
Anything that represents something else. Symbol
Enhances a poem's mood and meaning. Sound device
The repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words. Alliteration
The use of any element of language-a sound, word, phrase, clause, or sentence-more than once. Repetition
Humorous, rhyming, five line poems. Limericks
Pairs of rhyming lines. Rhyming couplets
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