Must-Know Vocabulary for ELA Milestones Exam
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The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
the person, thing or force that is fighting against the hero
the form of non-fiction in which a person tells his or her own story
a songlike poem that tells a story often dealing with adventure and romance
a form of non-fiction. The story of a real person's life, written or told by another person.
cause and effect
A cause is an action or event that makes something else happen. An effect is the result of the cause.
The author's special way of explaining the people in the story. The author tells about the characters' personalities and motives.
The highest point or turning point in the action of a story.
A character struggles with an outside force such as a storm or a jealous enemy.
Takes place within the character's mind
The meaning, association, or emotion suggested by a word in ADDITION to the dictionary meaning.
The dictionary meaning of a word.
The way of speaking that is characteristic of a certain region or area.
A story written to be acted in front of an audience. The related events that take place in a drama are often seperated by acts.
Creates suspense by giving the reader clues..makes the reader wonder what comes next
A division or type of literature
Using extreme exaggeration for effect
An expression peculiar to a particular language that means something different than the literal meaning of the words.
the most important idea expressed in a piece of writing
A comparison between two unlike things using like or as
The atmosphere or feeling created by a story
Type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human thoughts and feelings
point of view
the perspective or vantage point from which a story is told
The main character in a story (often the good guy)
the time and place of a story
compares two things using words like like or as
An idea about life revealed in a work of literature. Often teaches a lesson.
An attitude the writer takes towaed his or her subject, audience, or character.