Milestone Review 2016 ELA
Terms in this set (41)
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
How the author tells the audience about a character's thoughts, feelings, or actions
A scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of events in a story to depict something that happened at an earlier time
A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words.
A comparison using like or as
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
Language that appeals to the senses
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
A thing that represents or stands for something else, esp. a material object representing something abstract.
An account of the writer's own life.
A story about a person's life written by another person.
also called a play, uses dialogue
A person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary.
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
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
A conversation between two or more characters
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.
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
A series of events that make up a story
Chief character in a dramatic or narrative work, usually trying to accomplish some objective or working toward some goal.
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.
Events in the story that work toward solving the conflict; cause and effect: one incident causes the next to happen
The context in time and place in which the action of a story occurs.
A message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader.
writing that tells about real people, places, and events
A word or letter placed before the root.
A word or letter placed after the root.
These are the connections we make to words.
This is the dictionary definition of a word.
A character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of the story's action
A character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end
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.