what the author tries to do by writing a particular work
the time and location the story takes place
the particular order or pattern a writer uses to present ideas
the person, animal, or creature in a work of fiction that is known as the main character or "good guy"
the person, animal, creature, or force that opposes the main character
First Person POV
the narrator is a charcter in the story and refers to himself or herself with the pronoun "I"
Limited Third Person POV
the narrator shares the inner thoughts or feelings of one character and everything is viewed from this character's perspective
God-like narrator who knows and understands what each character thinks and feels
the beginning of the story where the characters and setting are revealed
Rising Action/Narrative Hook
the part of the story that gets the reader interested in the story. This is where the conflict is introduced
the highest point of interest and the turning point of a story
the final outcome or untangling of events in a story
a struggle with an outside force
a struggle within one's self
important information that tells more about the overall idea of a paragraph or a section of the text
a brief statement that presents the main points in concise form
a figure of speech that a comparison is made between two unlike things
Ex: Her hair was silk
comparing two unlike things using the words "like" or "as"
Ex: His feet were as big as trash can lids.
giving human characteristics to an animal or an object
Ex: The door jumped out of the way.
an exaggeration that is so dramatic no one would believe that it is true.
Ex: His beard was long as the Ohio River.
the repetition of a consonant sound or group of sounds in a series of words
Ex: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
the use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound of the sound made by an object or action
an expression that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words
Ex: My dad "flipped out" when I told him I wanted to become a biker.
one of two or more words that have a similar meaning
a word opposite in meaning to another word
information a reader may obtain from a text that hels confirm the meaning of a word or group of words
an affix attached before a base word or root
an affix attached to the end of a base, root or stem that changes the meaning or grammatical function of a word
a concrete thing used to suggest something larger and more abstract
the author's underlying main idea, purpose, or feeling they are trying to convey
a kind, category, or sort of literary work
sequencing of events in a story generally built around conflict
a character who is not developed-not believeable
a fully developed character with many traits-both good and bad
a character who experiences no change throughout the story
a character who experiences change throughout the story
What are the three purposes authors write for?
to persuade, to entertain, to inform
non-fiction text used to inform the reader about a topic
a non-fiction book written about another person's life
a non-fiction book written about a person's life by that person
A fiction book set in the past usually containing actual figures from the past, but utilizes a fictional plot.
A fiction book that involves the use of science or technology. Usually set in the future with events that could possibly happen in the future.
A fiction book that usually takes places in a magical world that involves elements of fantasy.
A short tale used to teach a moral lesson. Usually has talking animals.
a suggested meaning of a word other than its explicit definition
a direct specific meaning of a word