Milestone Review 2016 ELA

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Alliteration
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
allusion
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
characterization
How the author tells the audience about a character's thoughts, feelings, or actions
flashback
A scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of events in a story to depict something that happened at an earlier time
figurative language
A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words.
simile
A comparison using like or as
metaphor
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.
hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
foreshadowing
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
imagery
Language that appeals to the senses
onomatopoeia
A figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words.
points of view
position fron which story is being told, 1st person, 3rd person
symbol
A thing that represents or stands for something else, esp. a material object representing something abstract.
autobiography
An account of the writer's own life.
biography
A story about a person's life written by another person.
drama
also called a play, uses dialogue
antagonist
A person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary.
climax
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
conflict
A struggle between opposing forces. Man vs. Man, Man vs. society, Man vs. himself and Man vs. nature.
man vs. society
a problem between a character and society, school, the law, or some tradition
man vs. nature
a character struggles against an element of nature
dialogue
A conversation between two or more characters
exposition
A narrative device; The introductory material which gives the setting, creates the tone, presents the characters, and presents other facts necessary to understanding the story.
falling action
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
mood
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
plot
A series of events that make up a story
protagonist
Chief character in a dramatic or narrative work, usually trying to accomplish some objective or working toward some goal.
resolution
Also called the denouement, this is the final stage in the plot of a drama or work of fiction. Here the action comes to an end and remaining loose ends are tied up.
rising action
Events in the story that work toward solving the conflict; cause and effect: one incident causes the next to happen
setting
The context in time and place in which the action of a story occurs.
theme
A message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader.
nonfiction
writing that tells about real people, places, and events
prefix
A word or letter placed before the root.
suffix
A word or letter placed after the root.
connation
These are the connections we make to words.
denonation
This is the dictionary definition of a word.
dynamic character
A character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of the story's action
static character
A character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end
third-person omniscient
writer is not in the story but knows and decribes all the character's thoughts and ideas
third person limited
Narrator sees the world through only one characters eyes and thoughts.