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STAAR vocab. for 8th grade LA

To print in italics or underscore with a single line. Italicized
a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof. The action of taking or beginning to take power or responsibility. assumption
provide (a book, newspaper, etc.) with pictures • explain or make (something) clear by using examples, charts, pictures, etc. • serve as an example of illustrate
1 [ trans. ] bring (something) to an end • [ intrans. ] come to an end • formally and finally settle or arrange (a treaty or agreement) arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning • say in conclusion • with dated decide to do something conclude
conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie • a discussion between two or more people or groups, esp. one directed toward exploration of a particular subject or resolution of a problem dialogue
a short extract from a film, broadcast, or piece of music or writing. verb |ikˈsərpt| [ trans. ] take (a short extract) from a text excerpt
a person who writes plays. playwright
the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text. • the main figure or one of the most prominent figures in a real situation • an advocate or champion of a particular cause or idea protagonist
a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something • Biochemistry a substance that interferes with or inhibits the physiological action of another. • Anatomy a muscle whose action counteracts that of another specified muscle. antagonist
characterized by symbolism symbolic imagery
the action of mentioning or alluding to something • a mention or citation of a source of information in a book or article. • a book or passage cited in such a way. use of a source of information in order to ascertain something • a person giving th references
• (also dramatic or tragic irony) a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character. dramatic irony
: a position or perspective from which something is considered or evaluated : standpoint objective point of view
Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, figurative language
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid simile
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable metaphor
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. hyperbole
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. alliteration
in poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in nonrhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible assonance
the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form. personification
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named onomatopeia
visually descriptive or figurative language, esp. in a literary work : Tennyson uses imagery to create a lyrical emotion. imagery
• a manner of expression in writing : there was a general tone of tone
1.A scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier than the main story. 2.A sudden and disturbing vivid memory of an event in the past, typically as the result of psychological trauma or taking LSD. flashback
1.The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. 2.Symbolic meaning attributed to natural objects or facts. symbolism
1.A temporary state of mind or feeling. 2.A category of verb use, typically expressing fact (indicative mood), command (imperative mood), question (interrogative mood), wish... mood
A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. genre
A spoken or written account of connected events; a story: "a bare narrative of the details". narrative
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