16 terms

EOC English I STAAR Vocab. Set 1

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characteristic
a quality or traits belonging to a person, place, or thing
convey
to make an idea known or understandable to someone
dialogue
conversation between characters in a book, play, or story
evidence
support for a claim, point, or argument; "Support your answer with evidence from the selection."
cited
to quote from a passage or author as evidence for an argument or statement
narrative
writing that tells a story by a narrator
melodramatic
appealing to emotions; expressing dramatic feelings
persuasive
a type of speech or writing that tries to convince the audience to think or act in a certain way
metaphor
a direct comparison of two things (does not use "like" or "as") Example: The teacher was an angel.
excerpt
a segment taken from a text which may be a phrase, sentence, paragraph, or longer
plot
the sequence of events in a story, play, or narrative poem
point of view
the perspective from which the story is told
protagonist
the central character in a story around whom the main conflict revolves
antagonist
a person or force that opposes the protagonist
simile
comparing two things using "like" or "as" Example: He can swim like a fish.
symbolic imagery
An object, person, place, or experience that stands for (symbolizes) something else.