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EOG vocabulary

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A group of scenes in a play
An act
Repetition of initial consonant sounds: "Peter Piper Picked a peck of pickled peppers."
alliteration
A comparison between two pairs of things: apple: red :: banana : yellow
an analogy
A book containing lists of facts, published every year.
an almanac
A group of words next to one another in a poem
a line
a book of maps
an atlas
The person who wrote the selection
an author
How the author or character feels about a topic.
attitude
The story of a person's life; written by that person.
an autobiography
A summary of events that happened before the story begins.
background information
A strong opinion about a topic that influences the way a writer writes.
bias
Words written in dark, heavy type
bold print
An event that makes something else happen
a cause
Details that describe what kind of person a character is.
characteristics
The story of a person's life written by another author
a biography
A person or animal who takes part in a story
a character
The most important event in the story; the moment the conflict is resolved.
the climax
Tell how two things are alike.
compare
A decision a reader makes about what is happening in the story, based on evidence.
a conclusion or to conclude
A statement that tells how two things are alike or different
a comparison
The problem characters in a story are trying to solve.
a conflict
Words around an unknown word that help you figure out its meaning.
context clues
Tell how two things are different.
contrast
Words characters say to one another in piece of writing.
dialogue
A variety of English spoken by a certain group of people: "You ain't gone?"
a dialect
A book of words and their definitions
a dictionary
A piece of writing intended to be performed by actors.
drama
The result of a cause
an effect
A book or set of books containing facts and explanations of a wide variety of subjects
encyclopedia
Judge the quality of something good; decide how good or bad something is.
evaluate
Something that happens in a story
an event
Things that have happened in a person's life
experiences
A statement that can be proved to be true
a fact
A story made up by an author.
fiction
The story is told by a character inside the story.
first person
Hints the author gives about what will happen next.
foreshadowing
A section in a book that gives the meaning of words used in that book
a glossary
The title of one section of a selection
a heading
A picture, diagram, drawing, figure, graph, or table that adds information to the selection.
an illustration
Make an educated guess about what is happening in the story.
to infer or make an inference
Stretching the truth; making something greater than it really is.
exaggeration
Words that don't mean exactly what they say, such as similes and metaphors.
figurative language
A scene in a story that brings the reader back to an event that happened before.
flashback
Exaggeration: "Your dog is so ugly it could..."
hyperbole
Understand and explain the meaning of something.
interpret
Writing at the beginning of a selection that tells you what will come.
introduction
Writing that slants to the side
italics
What the author says about the topic; the most important message of the selection.
main idea
The conflict of the story
main problem
The story of a person's life, written by that person (Also called autobiography)
memoir
Blank space around the edges of the page
margin
A comparison not using the words "like" or "as"
metaphor
The feeling of the selection; the way the author wants the reader to feel.
mood
A story told in prose.
a narrative
The person telling the story
narrator
Writing that is true, telling about real-life people, places, things, or ideas.
nonfiction
A statement about the way a person feels about something; it cannot be proven to be true for everybody.
an opinion
A comparison between a non-human and a human, giving a non-human human qualities.
personification
A group of words, not a complete sentence
phrase
What happens in the story
plot
A piece of writing that uses lines, stanzas, sounds, and figurative language to express an imaginative thought.
poetry
The author of a poem
a poet
Who's telling the story (in fiction) OR The author's perspective on his/her topic (in nonfiction)
point of view
Guess what will happen next.
predict
A piece of writing written by someone who was involved in the event he/she describes.
primary source
Writing that tries to persuade the reader to act based on emotions and not on facts
propaganda
The reason why a person does something
purpose
Emphasizing a sound, word, or idea by using it over and over again
repetition
Repetition of the ending sounds of words: hat/cat/mat or take/break/shake.
rhyme
The way the conflict in the story is solved.
resolution
Punctuation marks that surround dialogue
quotation marks
When and where a story takes place
setting
A comparison between two things that uses the words "like" or "as"
simile
The way a problem could be solved.
solution
The author's position on a topic: how he/she feels about it.
stance
A group of lines in a poem
a stanza
A smaller heading that gives the title of one section of a selection
subheading
Re-tell the story by listing the most important events
summary or to summarize
The moral or lesson about life that a story teaches
theme
A narrator, who is not a character in the story, tells the story.
third person
A book of words and their synonyms
a thesaurus
What the selection is about.
topic
Words imitating sounds: ex. Yippee, a-choo
onomatopoeia
To cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
persuade
The reason a character behaves a certain way.
motivation
The character who opposes the main character
antagonist
A story that attempts to explain something about the world
a myth
The main or central character in a literary work
protagonist
A brief tale, usually about an animal, that teaches a moral or lesson.
a fable
The person or persons for whom you are writing
audience
To look quickly at a reading for a general idea of what it is about.
skim
An alphabetical list in a printed work that gives each item listed the page number where it may be found.
index
A story passed down from one generation to the next.
a folktale
To look quickly through a reading for specific information
scan
A newspaper or magazine article that gives the opinions of its editors
editorial
A story from the past, often about a famous person or event, based at least somewhat on historical fact
a legend
A fact or idea that helps to prove that the main idea is correct
supporting detail
The name of a selection
a title
A category of writing
genre
Transfer an idea from your reading to a new situation in real life.
apply