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24 terms

Summer School Lang Arts Vocab

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Conflict
A problem between a character + someone or something else
Internal Conflict
A problem within a charecters mind
External Conflict
A problem a character has with an outside force (another charecter, nature or society)
Exposition
The beginning of a story when the setting (time + place) + charecters are introduced
Setting
When + where a story takes place
Rising Action
Events that build suspense + lead to the climax
Climax
The most exciting part of the story + the point of no return (the turning point of the story)
Falling Action
Events that lead to the resolution
Resolution
The end of the story + it may be resolved (no loose ends)or unresolved (ends with some unknowns)
Protagonaist
A hero in the story
Antagonist
The villian of the story
Flashback
When you look back at a memorie from the past
Imagery
Language that appeals to the 5 senses (smell, hear, touch, taste, see)
Simile
A comparison of things "like" or "as" (ex. I run as fast as a cheetah)
Metaphor
A comparison of 2 things without using "like" or "as: (I am a cheetah)
Alliteration
Using the same ound at the beginning of worsds in a sentence or line of poetry
Personification
When something that is not human that is given human charectaristics
Inference/To Infer
To make an educated guess about someone or something
Ode
A poem that pays tribute to someone or something
Summary
A quick explanation of just the main ideas shorter than a paraphrase
Paraphrase
Longer than a summary/ when you put each sentence in your own words
Stanza
A paragraph in a poem
Narrator
The person telling the story
Speaker
The narraotor of the poem