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7th Grade Summer Vocabulary List

A flashcard set made as a study tool for my 7th grade summer vocabulary list. By Johnathan Starling.
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alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
analogy
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
antagonist
the character who works against the protagonist in the story
antonym
two words that express opposing concepts
autobiography
An account of the writer's own life
biography
an account of the series of events making up a person's life
conflict
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
context
discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
diction
the manner in which something is expressed in words
excerpt
a passage selected from a larger work
fact
a concept whose truth can be proved
fiction
a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
flashback
a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
foreshadowing
the act of providing vague advance indications
genre
a kind of literary or artistic work
inference
the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
main idea
what a piece of writing is mainly about
metaphor
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
moral
concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
narrative
consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story
narrator
someone who tells a story
nonfiction
writing that tells about real people, places, and events
onomatopoeia
using words that imitate the sound they denote
opinion
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
plot
the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
point-of-view
the relationship of the narrator to the story
protagonist
the principal character in a work of fiction
rhyme
be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable
setting
the context and environment in which something is set
sequence
the action of following in order
simile
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
suspense
excited anticipation of an approaching climax
synonym
two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
theme
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
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
a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
primary source
text that tells a first-hand account of an event; original works used when researching (letters, journals)
secondary source
information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness an event