9th English Final 11-20

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Irony

occurs when there is a contrast between what is expected and what actually happens

point of view

To tell a story from the _______ of one character, an author uses the first-person pronoun "I" to write the story

tone

author's choice of words and attitude toward subject

main idea

a nonfiction text is the writer's most important point

paraphrasing

restating a passage in your own words

evidence

To support a point, nonfiction writers often use

theme

the main idea or underlying meaning the author presents to the reader

symbol

a person, an animal, or an object that has meaning and stands for something beyond itself

metaphor

the comparison of two unlike things to suggest things which they have in common

simile

a comparison of two unlike things using like or as

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