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Vocabulary 7th Grade

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alliteration
The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
analogy
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
antagonist
a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary
antonym
Words with opposite meanings
autobiography
a biography of yourself
biography
an account of the series of events making up a person's life
conflict
A serious disagreement or argument
context
the circumstances or setting surrounding an event
diction
word choice
excerpt
a selected part of a passage or scene
fact
a concept whose truth can be proved
fiction
a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
flashback
when a portion of the story goes back in time
foreshadowing
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
genre
A category of artistic composition
inference
logical conclusion based on observations
main idea
what a piece of writing is mainly about
metaphor
comparison not using like or as
narrator
someone who tells a story
nonfiction
prose writing that is not fictional
onomatopoeia
the use of words that imitate sounds
opinion
View or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
plot
a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
point of view
a mental position from which things are viewed
protagonist
the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work.
rhyme
a piece of poetry
setting
arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
sequence
the action of following in order
simile
comparison using like or as
suspense
Understanding about what is going to happen
synonym
A word that means the same as another word
theme
The main idea of the story
thesis statement
a statement or sentence that states the purpose of a paper or essay
bibliography
the written list of all the sources used in a report or book
annotation
the act of adding notes
primary resource
Information that comes directly from the time period being studied.
secondary resource
sources that were written about an event after it occurred
moral
a lesson taught by a literary work
narrative
consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story