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ELA Vocabulary Terms

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Alliteration
repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginnings of the several words
figurative language
a combination of elements used to create a feeling or special effect: Includes, alliteration, metaphor, simile, personification, onomatopoeia.
idiom
a phrase of everyday words that don't exactly mean what they say. For example, raining cats and dogs.
imagery
language which appeals to the 5 senses: hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch.
metaphor
comparing two things without using the words like or as.
mood
feeling created by the poet through the use of words, phrases, repetition, rhyme, exaggeration
onomatopoeia
words used to create noises
personification
giving an animal, object, or idea, human like qualities.
similie
comparison between two things using the words 'like' or 'as'
inference
an opinion statement formed from background knowledge or evidence from the text.
fact and opinion
fact can be proven true or false by doing research. An opinion is a belief or judgement.
stanza
a group of two or more lines within a poem.
hyperbole
a crazy exaggeration
compare and contrast
alike or different
chronological
arranged in the order of time
irony
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning
foreshadow
to show or indicate beforehand
rhyme scheme
the pattern of rhymes in a poem
characteristics
a personality or their everyday mood of a character
main idea
the most important idea about a story
setting
surrounding or location
flashback
a memory to the past
tone
the volume of a voice
sequence
the following of one thing after another
plot
a story line or plan
details
small pieces of information that tell more about the main idea.
puns
a humorous use of words to suggest a different meaning
Author's purpose
to persuade, to inform, to entertain, to express feelings
generalization
making a general statement about several ideas or facts
identify
to recognize as being a part of a particular person or thing
synonym
a word having the same meaning as another word
theme
the main message the author wants you to learn.
antonym
a word meaning the opposite of another word