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42 terms

6th grade Lit. mid-term

definitions from the study guide
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coax
to persuade
console
to comfort
relentless
refusing to stop or give up
depleted
used up
tyrant
a cruel and unjust ruler
ravage
to destroy or ruin
plague
to torment
ponder
to think over carefully
peasant
any poor farm laborer
revive
to bring back to life
bewilder
to completely confuse
heed
to give careful attention to
agonize
to suffer
plight
sad or upsetting situation
revelation
to suddenly understand
mortify
ashamed or embarrassed
seize
to grab or take hold of
perpetual
continuous or lasting forever
pandemonium
wild disorder or confusion
reluctant
unwilling or slow to act
nonchalant
without enthusiasm or indifferent
languish
to become weak, lose energy, or droop
ludicrous
something ridiculous
reprisal
to pay back a wrong
flaunt
to show off to impress others
stoic
person who remains calm during times of pain
unison
together as one
plot
sequence of events told in order; the action of the story
conflict
the struggle between two opposing forces
climax
the turning point or high point of suspense in the story
conclusion
the resolution of the conflict or end of the story
1st person oint of view
story told by character within a story (pronouns I, me, our, we...)
3rd person point of view
story told by a narrator who uses pronouns (he, she, they, them...)
flat character
has only one trait; doesn't change during the story
round/dynamic character
grows and is fully developed during the story
topic sentence
gives the main idea and grabs the attention of the reader
supporting sentences
explain and give facts to back up topic sentence
transitions
words/phrases that tie sentences together to make paragraph flow (ex. however,therefore, on the other hand, of course...)
theme
gives a moral, life lesson, or main idea to be learned
setting
the time and place of the story
bibliography/works cited page
gives the author, title, publisher, place of publication, copyright date of a literary work
forshadowing
hints or clues of what is to come