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Words used on the STAAR test

Character Motivation Why the character acts the way they do; purpose of the story
Epic Poem Narrative poem; tells a story
3rd Person POV- Objective Narrator is not involved in the story itself; doesn't know feelings or thoughts, only actions and dialogue.
Bandwagon Appeal Everyone is doing it, so you should too.
Mood Feeling the reader has
Tone Feeling the writer has
Claim Persuasive writer's argument
Symbol Something that stands for something larger than itself
Climax Turning point of the story; conflict at its highest point
Lyrical Poem Expresses personal and emotional feelings
Antagonist Opposing protagonist; bad guy
Protagonist Main character; good guy
Dialogue conversational exchange
Stage Directions instruction in the text of a play
Inference A conclusion based on evidence
Assumption A conclusion based without proof
Created by: Zimmerma_884866



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