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language arts vocab period 1

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conflict
a problem a character faces
internal conflict
a mental problem (such as guilt)
external conlict
a problem a character has
exposition
the beginning of a story when the setting and characters are introduced
setting (time and place)
when and where the story takes place
rising action
events that builds suspence and leads to the climax
climax
the most exciting part of the story and the turning point (the point of no return)
falling action
events that ease suspence and lead to the resolution
resolution
the end of the story (no cliff hanger) problem is resolved and (cliff hanger) problem isn't
antagonist
the villian in the story
protagonist
the hero in the story
flashback
when you look back at a memory from the past
imagery
lanuage that appeals to the five senses
simile
a comparison of two things using "like" or "as" (ex: i run as fast as a cheetah)
metaphor
a comparison of two things without using "like" or "as" (ex: i am a cheetah)
alliteration
using the same sound at the beginning of words in a sentence or a line of poetry
personification
when something that is not human is given human characteristics
inference/to infer
to make an educated guess about someone or something
ode
a poem that pays tribute to someone or something
summary
shorter than a paraphrase; a quick explanation of just the main ideas
paraphrase
longer than a summary; put each sentence in your own words
stanza
a paragrah in a poem
narrator
the person telling the story
speaker
the narrator of a poem