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MAP Reading Vocabulary 201-210

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alliteration
repetition of first letters, inside words
assonance
repetition of vowel sounds, tongue twisters
assumption
statement that is thought to be true
chronological
events in order by date or time
conflict
opposition from two forces
consonance
repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the end of words
debate
discussion where reasons for and against are brought forth
exaggeration
more important than it really is, make larger
field guide
illustrated book of plants or animals used for identification
falling action
part of the story after the conflict is resolved; the ending
flashback
writer goes back and explains an earlier event
headline
highly publicized
irony
word or phrase that is used to mean the opposite of its normal meaning
literary element
character, setting, tone problem, resolution
memorandum
written reminder; memo
parable
short moral story usually with animals
pun
joke using words with similar sounds, but have different meanings
present tense
verb form used to show "now"
reference/source
notation recognizing the source of the information
quote/quotation
passage that is spoken and cited
scene
an incident, real or imagined
speech
formal spoken communication
tale
fictional story told or written