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Content Vocabulary for Semester 1 and 2

Compare

To look for similarities

Contrast

To look for differences

Fact

Something that can be proven

Opinion

Something someone believes to be true

Simile

To compare two unlike things using the words like or as

Metaphor

To compare two unlike things WITHOUT using the words like or as

Analogy

To compare ANY two unlike things

Personification

To describe something not human with human traits :]

Cause

The event that makes something happen

Effect

The result of the cause

Exposition

The beginning of the story; characters and setting are introduced

Conflict:)

The main problem in the story

Rising

The events leading to the climax where the problem gets worse

Climax

The most intense part of the story where the problem is at its worst

Falling Action

The problem begins to get better

Solution

The characters solve the problem

Conclusion/Resolution

What happens to the characters after the problem is solved

First Person Point of View

The narrator tells a story about themselves

Third Person Limited Point of View

The narrator tells a story about someone else and does not explain thoughts or feelings

Third Person Omniscient Point of View

The narrator tells a story about someone else and explains the thoughts and feelings of 2 or more characters

Author's Perspective

The author's opinion of the topic

Point of View

a person of opinion of topic

Author's Purpose

To Entertain or Inform or Persuade

Entertain

Like a movie that gives humor or drama or mystery

Informative

Provides information like a news or magazine article

Persuasive

Trys to convince you to do something like a sales add to buy something

Describe

Give many details

Analyze

To examine and review details

Evaluate

To examine, explore and question

Cite Details

To give details from the text

Mood

The feeling given by the Tone in a text

Tone

The emotion the author creates through word choice

Context Clues

Word meaning is explained by the other words in the sentence or paragraph

Connotation

The associated or secondary meaning of a word that is negative or positive

Theme

The central or main idea of a passage

Main Idea

What the passage is mostly about

Flashback

To look back on prior events in a story

Foreshadow

To give hints at what will happen in the future

inference

This is reading between the lines. It is taking something that you read and putting it together with something that you already know to make sense of what you read.

Drawing Conclusions

Forming an opinion based on what you already know or on the facts and details

Irony

When the opposite of what is expected happens

Protagonist

The main characters that attempt to solve the problem

Antagonist

Character or thing that causes conflict for the main characters

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