English final 8th grade

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mood

a state or quality of feeling at a particular time

ryhme scheme

the pattern of rhymes used in a poem, usually marked by letters to symbolize correspondences

conflict

a struggle between a chracter or opposing forces

external conflict

a problem or struggle between a character and someone or something outside of the character

internal conflict

a struggle between opposing needs, desires, or emotions within a single character

metaphor

a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity

extended metaphor

The comparison between two things is continued beyond the first point of comparison. This extends and deepens a description.

symbolism

symbolic meaning or character

tone

quality or character of sound

dialect

the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

allusion

a reference to another work of literature, person, or event

free verse

unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern

couplet

a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse

sonnet

a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme

biography

an account of the series of events making up a person's life

autobiography

a biography of yourself

memoir

a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation.

theme

a unifying or dominant idea, motif,

red herring

any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue

frame narrative

a story within a story

flashback

to look back in the past

parallelism

a parallel or comparison.

characterization

the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features

indirect characterization

the character is revealed through their personality, appearance, words, actions, and effect on others

direct characterization

Author directly describes character

round characterization

a fully developed character whose many personality traits are revealed

flat characterization

a one sided character who is simply described

dynamic characterization

a character who changes throughout the course of a work

static characterization

Character that stays the same, never changing

plot

the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work,

exposition

The introductory material which gives the setting, creates the tone, presents the characters, and presents other facts necessary to understanding the story.

incentive moment

the point of the story where the action begins and the central conflict is introduced

rising action

events leading up to the climax

falling action

events after the climax, leading to the resolution

resolution

finding a solution to a problem

conspicuous

easily seen or notice

mercurial

liable to sudden unpredictable change

unabashed

not embarrassed or ashamed

insufferable

intolerable; unbearable

meticulous

extremely careful; particular about details

ostentatiously

in a showy or exaggerated way

apprehension

fearful expectation or anticipation

indignant

angered at something unjust or wrong

stealthily

in a secretive or sneaky manner

ineffectually

Without producing the desired result

presentable

fit to be seen by people

mistrusted

lacked confidence in

authentic

not false or copied ;real

procession

the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation

discreet

marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint

credibility

the quality of being believable or trustworthy

anxiously

nervously or in a worried manner

revelation

an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

renounced

to give up

insolently

boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior

simultaneously

at the same time

competent

properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient

microbes

organisms that are microscopic ( to small for visible eye)

hemisphere

either half of the cerebrum

heedless

characterized by careless unconcerned

implications

possible results or effects of an action or a decision

looming

appearing large and scary

morose

gloomy

convulsed

taken over by violent, involuntary spasms

imperturbably

unexcitedly, calmly

tangible

able to touch

assiduously

carefully and busily

retribution

the act of correcting for your wrongdoing

anguish

suffer great pains from distress

fiscal

involving financial matters

taut

tightly stretched

benign

pleasant to be around ;kindly

infuse

put into

intolerent

not able or willing to accept

diligent

characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out tasks

intangible

unable to touch

unconstitutional

not allowed under the Constitution

deliberating

thinking or considering very carefully and fully

oppressed

kept down by cruel or unjust use of power

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