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APEX, English, Unit 1
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the actions or events in a story are presented to the reader in the order in which they occur (in other word, the author doesn't use flashbacks or flash-forwards.); arranged according to the order things occur in time.
The highest point of interest or suspense in the story, the most intense moment of conflict.
The moment when all of the struggles are resolved and we know what has happened (0r what will happen) to the main characters.
Diction is the word choice and arrangements of words that make up any piece of writing.
the first part of the plot, in which the author gives the reader details about characters and setting. The basic situation sets the stage for the story's central conflict.
A struggle between opposing forces. In an external conflict, the main character struggles with another character, with nature (a storm, a drought, and so on), or society (the expectations of a group or culture, and so on.)
A first-person narrator refers to himself or herself as "I." The narrator talks about his or her personal experiences, memories or impressions. By using a first-person narrator, an author can easily make readers identify with the narrator's experiences.
An interruption in the chronological order of events. a slash-forward shows something that will happen later in the story.
an interruption in the chronological order of events. A flashback shows something that happened earlier in the story.
Hints or suggestions that indicate what is going to happen in a story. Foreshadowing stimulates interest and suspense and helps prepare the reader for the outcome.
Words or phrases that appeal to the senses (primarily sight, but also sound, touch, smell and taste) and that help the reader imagine the scene.
A struggle between opposing forces. In an interanl conflict, the struggle occurs inside the character in his or her mind.
Refers to the general feeling you get when you read a story, and is usually establish through details the author provides about the setting. Mood helps set expectations in the reader for what will happen in a story.
The personality of the voice telling the story. Its features include: point of view, truthfulness and reliability, what the speaker knows and doesn't know, and the style of speaking.
Narrator is the voice telling the story.
free from bias
The form that occurs when the pronoun is the object of the sentence.
A story where the author is the main character, such as a personal story about something that's happened in the author's life
A series of related events that constitute "what happens" in a story.
point of view
The perspective from which the narrator is telling the story. Its features include: person ( EX: first person, third person), level of involvement in the story, tone, and diction.
To make a guess about what's going to happen based on observation or instinct.
The moment when all of the struggles are resolved and we know what has happened (or what will happen) to the main characters.)
The time and place (and sometimes the social or cultural environment) of a story.
A figure of speech in which on thing is compared to another, dissimilar thing using like, as, than or resembles.
full of mystery
a third-person narrator does not talk about his personal experiences. This type of narrator is more like an observer. He describes what is happening in the story without being personally involved. By using this type of narrator, an author can present the experiences of many different characters, and readers can choose with whom to identify.
The attitude of the narrative voice. Generally, the tone is the quality of writing that conveys an author's true intent. Sometimes tone refers to the author's attitude toward the reader as well.
To draw a conclusion based on clues or evidence.
The second part of the plot, in which the author introduces and develops the conflict.
words or phrases that appeal to the senses--primarily sight, but also sound, touch, smell, taste--and that help the reader imagine the scene.
six strands of English Literature and Composition
5. Language Skills
6. Speaking, Listening, and Media
introduces you to the technique writers use to create stories and poems.
helps you learn and develop skills for becoming a better reader
helps you develop a stronger and more active English vocabulary so that you can deepen your interpretation.
focuses on the ability that all writers need to have.
Language Skills strand
focuses on the basic understanding of the English language
Speaking, Listening, and media Strand
helps you deal effectively with conveying information.
`means that you first examine the parts of a problem and then think about how they relate to each other and to the question you want to answer.
is used when the voice of the text is giving advice or explaining how to do something. When the narrator calls this character "you", that is second-person narrative.
three stages of writing process
Type of prewriting where the goal is to get as many related ideas as you can onto a piece of paper so that you can really see what you are thiking.
type of prewriting where your ideas relate to each other like the branches of a tree
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