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49 terms

English midterms

Words
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noun
naming a person place or thing
pronoun
substitute for a noun
verb
shows action or a state of being
helping verb
word used for verb tense
modifiers
describes another word
adjective
describes noun or pronoun
adverb
describes adjectives, verbs or other adverbs
imperitive
gives an order
interogotory
asks a question
declaritive
states a fact
exclamatory
shows strong emotion
subordinant clause
dependent on main clause to make a sentence
main clause
can be its own sentence, not dependent of other clauses
preposition
introduces a prepositional phrase
conjunction
connects two or more words
subject
who is doing it
verb
what are they doing
object
who is reciving the action
novel
lengthy fictional story with a plot that is revealed by the speech action and thoughts of the characters
short story
a brief fictional work. usually contains at least 1 major conflict and at leaset one main character
fiction
a literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact
nonfiction
an account or representation of a subject presented as fact
setting
the time and place the story occours
plot
events of the story
plot sequence
order of major plot points
exposition
introduction to characters, setting, and plot
rising action
incedent that gets the story started
climax
highest point of intrest
falling action
part of the story that works out the decision arrived at during the climax
resolution
what happens to the character after the conflict is resoved
character
person or animal in the story
characterization
method to reveal characters
static character
character who doesnt change
dynamic character
character who changes
stereotype
character who fits a group, does not change
persona
social role, character played by an acter
narrator
person telling the story
point of view
perspective of the story
first person POV
story told by a character
third person POV
story told by someone outside the story
protagonist
main character
antagonist
person against main character
conflict
big problem in the story
internal conflict
person vs self
external conflict
person vs nature/vs society/vs person
figurative language
language not to be taken literally
personification
adding human characteristics to other objects
simile
comparison using like or as
metaphor
comparison not using like or as