English STAAR EOC Review

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first persona character narrates the story with I-me-my-mine in his or her speechthird-person omniscientwriter is not in the story but knows and decribes all the character's thoughts and ideasthird-person limitedThe narrator is an outsider who sees into the mind of one of the characters.dramatic ironyoccurs when another character(s) and/or the audience know more than one or more characters on stage about what is happeningsymbolismthe practice of using a person, thing, or object to represent something elsetoneThe writer's or speaker's attitude toward the subject of a story, toward a character, or toward the audience (the readers).moodthe overall feeling of a storyfigurative languagelanguage that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretationsimilea sentence that compares two unlike things using "like" or "as"metaphora comparison of two unlike things without using "like" or "as"personificationgiving human traits to non-living thingshyperbolean extreme exaggerationforeshadowingwhen an author mentions or hints at something that will happen later in the storyflashbackwhen an author refers back to something that already took place in the storyaudiencewho the author is trying to persuadeargumenta reasoned defense of a position or claimclaimwhat the author believes or wants to prove to his or her audienceevidencefacts, reasons, data, or opinions to support a claimcounterargumentan argument that opposes your claimrepetitionthe repeated use of the same word or phrase, usually for emphasisparallelismrepeated use of the same sentence structure, usually to show two topics are of equal importanceallusiona reference to a well-known person, place, or eventanalogya point by point comparison of two subjectsemotional appealan argument that appeals to the reader's emotionslogical appealan argument that makes sense, appeals to what you know is right or smartexpert opinionan opinion made by an expert on the topicfacts and figuresnumbers, tables, and graphs are used to support a claimasidean actor turns and speaks directly to the audiencesoliloquya long speech in which a character speaks at length to only himself or herselfmonologuea long speech in which one character speaks at length to another charactercharacter foila character that has traits that are exactly the opposite of the protagonist'sstage directionsincluded in the scripts, tells actors exactly what to do and how to do itchronological orderpresents information in sequence or in the order in which it happenscause and effectshows what happens and why it happenscompare and contrastshows similarities and differences between two or more thingsproblem and solutionpresents a problem and its solution(s)order of importancestarts with the most important point and ends with the least or vice versarhymethe repetition of similar soundsalliterationthe repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of wordsimageryDescription that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)thesisthe main idea of an essay to be proved/explained (subject + two opinions)melodramaticoverly emotional or sentimentalmelancholysad, depressedoptimisticexpecting the bestpessimisticseeing the worst side of things; no hopesarcasticridicule by saying the opposite of what the speaker meanscriticalmarked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flawscynicalbelieving the worst of human nature and motivesautobiographystory of a person's life written by that personbiographystory of a person's life written by another personmemoiran account of the author's personal experiencesnostalgicwishing for a return to the way things used to be; longing for the past