44 terms

8th grade STAAR vocabulary review

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Theme
a central idea of a work (the lesson)
Values
the ideas, beliefs, and attitudes about what is important that help guide the way you live
beliefs
specific ideas that people hold to be true
antagonist
the character who works against the protagonist in the story
protagonist
the main character, who must overcome obstacles and resolve the conflict
lyrical poem
A poem that does not tell a story but expresses the personsal feelings or thoughts of a speaker.
narrative poem
a poem that tells a story
free verse poem
a poem that has no definite rhyme and structure
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
stanza
a group of lines in a poem
myth
A traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
sensory imagery
Language that evokes images and triggers memories in the reader of the five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.
third person limited point of view
the narrator focuses on the thoughts and feelings of only one character
third person objective point of view
outside narrator records events without discussing character motivation or knowing what characters are thinking
third person omniscient point of view
narrator knows everything in the story and reveals the thoughts of all the characters
textual connection
connecting your thoughts to the text
context
Words, events, or circumstances that help determine meaning.root
root word
main part of a word
affix
a prefix or suffix
prefix
an affix that added in front of the word
suffix
an affix that is added at the end of the word
author's purpose
The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)
textual evidence
supporting a statement with information from text
rising action
events leading up to the climax
conflict
struggle between opposing forces
first person point of view
the narrator is a character in the story and used words like I, me, we
second person point of view
The narrator tells the story using the pronouns "You", "Your," and "Yours" to address a reader or listener directly
linear plot
A plot that has a distinctive begining, middle, and end, and is composed of five identifiable parts: introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
subplot
a secondary situation and conflict less important than the main plot of the story
red herring
any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
factual claim
a claim that something is true; a claim that evidence or reasons are being presented
logical fallacy
Way of supporting facts that are not logically sound.
false premise
An error in deductive reasoning that is based on a hasty generalization.
genre
a kind of literary or artistic work
assumption
a belief or statement taken for granted without proof
band wagon
an argument saying in effect that becuase other people are doing something, you should too
perspective
a way of thinking about situations or topics
visual technique
Develop a picture to represent each major concept
sound technique
control the sound of the poem
media
the various methods of communicating information
intertextual links
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is represented by
is shown by
analogy
A comparison of two different things that are similar in some way-find the relationship!
irony
a contrast between what should happen and what does happen
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