Literary Review :Where the Red Fern Grows and Summer of the Swans

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Literary vocabulary that pertains to these two books! Good luck ! Mrs A.

Climax

This was the turning point where Sara must look for her brother (SOS)

onomatopoeia

the naming of a thing or imitation of a natural sound
Example:
"Whooooo" sound made by a hound.

dialogue

What character says (in quotations)
"Hello Billy"

mood

Tone or feeling the book has (example: serious is the tone for SOS)

alliteration

use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse (example: Sara sang the silly swan song)

symbol

The flag is a ______ of a country. Black is a ______ of death. White is a _______ of a wedding.

personification

Example: The tree's fingers grabbed the boy.

simile

Compares two things using "like" or "as"
EXAMPLE:She was as smart as a computer.

metaphor

Compares two things without using "like" or "as"
Her smile was a jack o' lantern's.

rising action

This plot element is an exciting event leading up to the climax. (Billy orders his puppies from a magazine and finally picks them up!)

setting

The ______ of WTRFG is the 1920's and the Ozark Mountains.

Falling action

In the SOS, Charlie is found in the ravine by Sara and Joe. This plot element is called_______ just before the resolution.

Genre

This is the type of book (example:mystery )

foreshadowing

Author drops hints at what is to come in the future of the book

flashback

Author goes back in time to fill in the reader on an earlier event

resolution

ending

character traits

These adjectives describe how the character acts (Example: Sara is stubborn, untrusting, and angry)

dynamic character

This character is not static (He or she changes over the course of time) Example:Sara becomes more kind and trusting.

Conflict

Person vs Self
Person vs Environment
Person vs Person

Inference

Reader makes guess at what author (or written work is actually saying) interpretation

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