ELA Milestone Review

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Theme
One sentence, life message of the story
Authors purpose
The authors reason for writting
Persuade
To get you to do something
Inform
To teach you something
Entertain
To entertain you
Point of view
1st , 2nd , 3rd person
1st person
I, me, my, mine, we, us, ours
2nd person
You , your
3rd person
He, she, her, they, them (also characters names)
3rd person limited
Narrator is limited to one character ( tells the thoughts and feelings of one character)
3rd person omniscient
Narrator is all knowing (tells the thoughts and feelings of more than one character)
Plot
The organized pattern or sequence of events in the story.
Exposition
Usually at the beginning of the story and is where the characters are introduced
Rising action
The story begins to develop the conflict ( suspense occurs)
Climax
The turning point of the story ; main character comes face to face with a conflict
Falling action
All loose ends of the plot are tied up
Resolution
The story comes to an end
Dialogue
When the character speaks
Narration
When the narrater speaks
Quotation marks
Separates narration from the dialogue
Setting
The time and place of the story
Conflict
Can be either external or enteral
External conflict
1. Man vs man - straight forward conflict that pits the protagonist directly against another character
2. Man vs nature - pits a storys main character or character against a natural force such as a flood, animal, or disease epidemic.
3. Man vs society - the protagonist battles an unjust element of government or culture.
Internal conflict
Man vs self - takes place inside the body and/or mind of the character.
Myths
A sacred narrative explaining how the world and human kind came to be in their present form.
Figurative language
Infers or suggest things rather than stating them
Imagery
Language that appeals to Senses
Metaphors
Compares 2 unlike things not using like or as
Simile
Compares to un like things using like or as
Personification
Giving human like qualities to an animal or object
Hyperbole
Exaggerated statement used to heighten effect or emphasize a point
Idioms
An expression is one language that can not be matched or literally translated word for word in another language.