MA's English 7 Final Flashcards

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91 terms · I'm sorry if there are a few missing words. I wanted to get the right definitions before I posted it online.

theme

the main idea in a piece of litterature

imply

to suggest a theme indirectly

infer

to find the hidden themes that the author implies

perspective

a way that someone sees things (beyond the green chair)

point-of-view

the vantage point from which a story is told

subjective point-of-view

a first hand experiancer's view

objective point-of-view

your view (not having experianced said event first hand)

protagonist

the main character of a story, usually has a goal

antagonist

try to keep protagonist from reaching his/her goal

character

a creature or person in a a story

characteristics

traits

setting

where and when a story takes place

mood

the feeling that the author gives in his or her writing

tone

the way the author writes the scene (happy, sad, mysterious, ect.)

narrative

short story

plot

storyline

regurgitation

to say or write back almost exactly what has been said or given to you

foreshadowing

showing that something is going to happen beforehand

narrator

the person/thing telling a story through thier perspective

summary

3-5 paragraphs describing exposition

synopsis

3-5 sentences describing exposition

context

when something is said and it conveys a different meaning

conflict

a problem or issue in a story

climax

the high exciting point of the story

resolution

the result of all of the actions that take place in a story

irony

when words convey the opposite meaning

paradox

a staement that seems self-contradictory, yet expresses a possible truth

rhetoric

a comment/question not to be answered aloud, but thought about

autobiography

when someone writes about their own life/experiances

biography

when someone writes about another person's life/experiances

coming of age

when someone begins to take on the responsibilities of adulthood

loss of innocence

to have done something wrong/advanced, so you must deal with the consequences. No longer an innocent child!

adversity

an unfortunate circumstance or event

epiphany

a great and sudden realization/understanding

destiny

the predetermined, inevitable, irresistable course of action or events

prose

ordinary form of spoken or written language

verse

one of the lines of a poem/stanza

blank verse

unrhymed verse

iambic pentameter

unrhymed line with five accents or beats

monologue

a composition in which one person speaks

soliloquy

an utterance by a person talking to himself

aside

when an actor speaks directly to the audiance during a play

dialogue

a conversation between two or more persons

sonnet

14 lines, iambic pentameter, expressing a concrete and abstract thought

ballad

a simple song that has two repeating refrain lines

quatrain

a stanza/poem of four lines with alternate rhymes (ABAB) (BCBA) (CABC)

haiku

a form of Japanese poetry, three lines, first line= 5 syllables, second line= 7 syllables, third line= 5 syllables, about nature, unrhymed

diamante

shaped like a diamond, hence name
line 1: one noun, opposite of line seven
line 2: two adjectives describing line one
line 3: three verbs ending in 'ing' describing line one
line 4: first two nouns describe line one, last two nouns describe line seven
line 5: three verbs ending in 'ing' describing line seven
line 6: two adjectives describing line seven
line 7: one noun, opposite of line one

limerick

lines 1,2,and 5 rhyme, lines 3 and 4 rhyme, made of a triplet and a couplet

alliteration

words said together that have the same stressed sound, example: (that fat cat sat)

onomatopoeia

words that sound like their meaning, examples: (boom, crash, honk, screech, ect.)

simile

a comparison of two things using 'like' or 'as'

metaphor

a comparison of two things not using 'like' or 'as'

hyperbole

an extreme exaggeration

personification

giving human characteristics to inanimate objects

rhyme

to be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable

individuality

to be yourself, unique

conformity

to try to be like everybody else (fit in)

yawp

a barbarious, thunderous, yell that releases emotion

carpe diem

"Sieze the day"

symbols

a sign or figure of some sort that referances to something else

thesis

the main statement of something that you are trying to prove

persuasive

to convince or be convincing

declarative

to state/make known/declare

effect

(NOUN) a change has happened already

affect

(VERB) to act on/produce a change in

abstract logic

an idea or term considered apart from some material basis or object

concrete logic

an actual object, thing, or instance (reality)

choice

being able to make a decision aboout something

First Amendment

gives every human being the right to speak their mind freely, without consequence

censorship

making sure that nothing offends/disturbs the public and/or individual mind

an official- censor

a person who challenges/ censors questionable material

objectionable matter

a challenged decision or piece of material

challenge

to disagree with and try to put a stop to something

ban

to not allow access to under any circumstances

bias

a predetermined opinion/belief

prejudice

an unfavorable opinion/feeling formed beforehand without knowledge, thought, or reason

discrimination

to not favor a person or thing based on it's group, category, or class instead of the the individual's merit

diversity

being different

socio-economic status

$/salary, education, group of friends

class

examples: upper, middle, lower

age

years of life

race

examples: White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, ect.

gender

male or female

religious belief

Christianity, Islam, Judaism, ect.

cultural practices

national and religious rituals

heritage

what country people originate from

political views

views on government, president, and world topics

text-text

relation between a book and another book

text-self

relation between a book and a personal experiance

text-world

relation between a book and an event happening in the world today

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