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English final 8th grade

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mood
a state or quality of feeling at a particular time
ryhme scheme
the pattern of rhymes used in a poem, usually marked by letters to symbolize correspondences
conflict
a struggle between a chracter or opposing forces
external conflict
a problem or struggle between a character and someone or something outside of the character
internal conflict
a struggle between opposing needs, desires, or emotions within a single character
metaphor
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
extended metaphor
The comparison between two things is continued beyond the first point of comparison. This extends and deepens a description.
symbolism
symbolic meaning or character
tone
quality or character of sound
dialect
the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
allusion
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
free verse
unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern
couplet
a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse
sonnet
a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
biography
an account of the series of events making up a person's life
autobiography
a biography of yourself
memoir
a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation.
theme
a unifying or dominant idea, motif,
red herring
any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
frame narrative
a story within a story
flashback
to look back in the past
parallelism
a parallel or comparison.
characterization
the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
indirect characterization
the character is revealed through their personality, appearance, words, actions, and effect on others
direct characterization
Author directly describes character
round characterization
a fully developed character whose many personality traits are revealed
flat characterization
a one sided character who is simply described
dynamic characterization
a character who changes throughout the course of a work
static characterization
Character that stays the same, never changing
plot
the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work,
exposition
The introductory material which gives the setting, creates the tone, presents the characters, and presents other facts necessary to understanding the story.
incentive moment
the point of the story where the action begins and the central conflict is introduced
rising action
events leading up to the climax
falling action
events after the climax, leading to the resolution
resolution
finding a solution to a problem
conspicuous
easily seen or notice
mercurial
liable to sudden unpredictable change
unabashed
not embarrassed or ashamed
insufferable
intolerable; unbearable
meticulous
extremely careful; particular about details
ostentatiously
in a showy or exaggerated way
apprehension
fearful expectation or anticipation
indignant
angered at something unjust or wrong
stealthily
in a secretive or sneaky manner
ineffectually
Without producing the desired result
presentable
fit to be seen by people
mistrusted
lacked confidence in
authentic
not false or copied ;real
procession
the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
discreet
marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint
credibility
the quality of being believable or trustworthy
anxiously
nervously or in a worried manner
revelation
an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
renounced
to give up
insolently
boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior
simultaneously
at the same time
competent
properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
microbes
organisms that are microscopic ( to small for visible eye)
hemisphere
either half of the cerebrum
heedless
characterized by careless unconcerned
implications
possible results or effects of an action or a decision
looming
appearing large and scary
morose
gloomy
convulsed
taken over by violent, involuntary spasms
imperturbably
unexcitedly, calmly
tangible
able to touch
assiduously
carefully and busily
retribution
the act of correcting for your wrongdoing
anguish
suffer great pains from distress
fiscal
involving financial matters
taut
tightly stretched
benign
pleasant to be around ;kindly
infuse
put into
intolerent
not able or willing to accept
diligent
characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out tasks
intangible
unable to touch
unconstitutional
not allowed under the Constitution
deliberating
thinking or considering very carefully and fully
oppressed
kept down by cruel or unjust use of power