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Similie

Comparison between two very unlike things using the words "like" or "as".

Context Clues

Hints in the text that can help you figure out the meaning of an unfamiliar word or prase in your reading

Main Character

The central character the story revolves around.

First-person

The narrator is one of the characters in the story and the reader sees the story through the chracter's eyes.

"to more or travel"

The root "migr" means this

"to sleep"

The root "dorm" means this.

"to write"

The root "scribe" means this.

"alone"

The root "sol" means this.

"wheel or circular"

The root "cyclo" means this.

"two"

The prefix bi- means this.

"before or in front of"

The prefix pre- means this

"back or again"

The prefix re- means this.

"not or without"

The prefix non- means this.

Third-person

narrator is outside the action and refers to characters as he or she

Conflict

The problem that occursin a story, usually between characters or within one character.

Mood

The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage.

Irony

a situation or statement in which the actual outcome or meaning is opposite to what was expected.

Characterization

When a character's personality is shown through the use of action, dialogue, thought or commentary.

Symbol

something that stands for or represents something else

Antonym

a word that means the opposite of another word

Synonym

A word that means the same as another word

Metaphor

a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as

Author's Purpose

the reason an author writes, such as to entertain, inform, or persuade.

Theme

a central message or insight into life revealed through a literary work

Personification

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

Main Idea

What a piece of writing is mostly about.

Flashback

interrupting the story with events from the past

Read

What is the root word of "unreadable"

-ance (state or quality of being)

What is the suffix of "resistance"?

Summarize

to describe the main idea and important details of a passage using your own words

Inference

logical conclusion based on observations

Cause

an event that brings about other events; the reason something happens

Fact

Something that is proven to be true

Compare and Contrast

Study the similarities and differences between things.

Setting

The time and place in which a story takes place

Theme

the overall message of the story.

Plot

the structure of events in a story, usually including rising action, climax, and resolution

Genre

type or category of literary work (e.g., poetry, essay, short story, novel, drama)

Point-of-View

the perspective from which a story is told (first person, third person)

Homophone

Words that have the same spelling, but different meanings.

Opinion

a personal view or belief

Alliteration

the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

Internal Conflict

a problem or struggle within a character; person vs. self

Connotation

suggested or implied meaning of an expression or word

Falling Action

The events after the climax which close the story.

Fiction

a story that is not true or is made up

Prediction

A guess about what will happen next

Minor Characters

Characters that play minor parts in the story

Climax

The most exciting point in the story

Resolution

End of the story where loose ends are tied up

Audience

People for whom a text is written; the intended readers

Chronological order

(Time Order) Events are arranged in the order in which they happened

Dialogue

conversation between characters

Literal Meaning

When the words mean exactly what they say

Persuade

To try and influence someone to think or act in a certain way

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