6th grade literary term
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repition of intial consonant sounds.
a comparison between two or more things that sre similar in some ways but different in others.
brief story about interesting, amusing, or strange events.
the feeling created in the reader by a literary work .
a story about the writer's own life told by the writer.
A form of nonfiction in which a writer tells the life of another person.
a person or an animal that takes part in a literary work.
the act of creating and developing a character.
the high point in the action of the plot.
a literary work, especially a play, which is light, often humorous, and ends happily.
a poem in the shape of its subject.
a struggle between opposing forces.
the set of ideas associated with its explicit meaning.
the dictionary meaning of a word.
a portrait in words, of a person, place , or object.
the sequence of cause and effect events.
a form of language spoken by a specific region.
a conversation between characters.
a story written to be performed by actors.
one who changes or grows during the course of action.
a short nonfiction about a particular subject, six types of essays, informal, historical, expository, narrative, informational and persuasive.
the introduction, this introduces the characters, setting and basic situation.
writing that explains or informs.
same as a metaphor, but several connected comparisons are made.
man against man, man against nature and man against society.
a character whose actions are inspiring or noble.
real people, places and events that are incorporated into made-up things.
words or phrases that appeal to the five senses.
man against himself.
literary technique that involves interesting, amusing and surprising contradictions.
widely told story about the past that has no foundation if true or not.
written communication from one person to another.
humorous, rhyming, five-lined poem, with specific meter and rhyme scheme.
highly musical verse that expresses the observations and feelings of a single speaker.
most important character in a story.
reports, explanations, opinions and descriptions, written for TV, radio, newspapers and magazines.
figure of speech in which something is described as if it were something else.
it's a rhythimical pattern.
one who takes part in the action, but isn't the focus of attention.
the feeling created in the reader by the literary work.
a lesson taught by a literary work.
reason that explains, or partially explains a characters thoughts, actions, feelings and speech.
a made-up tale that explains the actions of gods or heroes or the orgins of elements of nature.
writing that tells a story.
it's a story.
a story told in verse.
a speaker who tells a story.
prose writing that presents and explains ideas or that tells about real people, places, objects, or events.
long work of fiction.
longer than a short story, shorter than a novel.
use of words that imitate sounds.
the passing of songs, stories and poems from generation to generation.
figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics.
point of view.
writing or speech that attempts to convince the reader to adopt to a paticular opinion or course of action.
a person who writes plays. William shakespeare is the most famous playwright in english literature.
the sequence of cause and effect events.
three major types of literature, uses a special device such as rhyme, three types are lyric, concrete and narrative.
Point Of View
the perspective of which a story is told, kinds are first person, omniscient third person and limited third person.
ordinary form of written language.
the main character in a literary work.
regularly repeated of lines in a poem or song.
the use more than once of any element of language, like a sound.
the outcome of the conflict in the plot.
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words.
regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem.
the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in spoken or written language.
a fully developed character.
a section of uninterrupted action in the act of a drama.
combines elements of fiction and fantasy with scientific fact that is usually set in the future
Writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses
It is the time and place of the action
It is a character who doesn't change
the conclusion that is unexpected
A feeling of anxious uncertainty about the outcome of events in a literary work
It is anything that stands for or represents something else.
brief story or poem usually with animal characters that teaches a lesson or moral.
highly imaginative writing that contains elements not found in real life.
prose writing that tells about imaginary characters and events.
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally.
Figure of speech
many types of figurative language like, simile, metaphor and personification.
a writers technique that gives clues about the past.
one-sided, often stereotypical.
a story compossed orally and then passed person to person by word of mouth.
weak and strong stresses divided by vertical lines .
the writer gives clues about what is going to happen in the future.
poetry not written in regular meter.
a division or type of literature. Three kinds are Poetry, Prose and Drama
three lined Japanese poem, 5 7 5 syllables.