Vocabulary 7th Grade

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alliteration

The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

analogy

drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

antagonist

a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary

antonym

Words with opposite meanings

autobiography

a biography of yourself

biography

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

conflict

A serious disagreement or argument

context

the circumstances or setting surrounding an event

diction

word choice

excerpt

a selected part of a passage or scene

fact

a concept whose truth can be proved

fiction

a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact

flashback

when a portion of the story goes back in time

foreshadowing

the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot

genre

A category of artistic composition

inference

logical conclusion based on observations

main idea

what a piece of writing is mainly about

metaphor

comparison not using like or as

narrator

someone who tells a story

nonfiction

prose writing that is not fictional

onomatopoeia

the use of words that imitate sounds

opinion

View or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge

personification

A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes

plot

a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

point of view

a mental position from which things are viewed

protagonist

the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work.

rhyme

a piece of poetry

setting

arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

sequence

the action of following in order

simile

comparison using like or as

suspense

Understanding about what is going to happen

synonym

A word that means the same as another word

theme

The main idea of the story

thesis statement

a statement or sentence that states the purpose of a paper or essay

bibliography

the written list of all the sources used in a report or book

annotation

the act of adding notes

primary resource

Information that comes directly from the time period being studied.

secondary resource

sources that were written about an event after it occurred

moral

a lesson taught by a literary work

narrative

consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story

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