English II EOC Review Vocabulary
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the main message of a work of fiction that evolves from the story's subjects
how a text makes the reader feel (ex: Peaceful, sympathetic, morose)
a struggle between opposing forces
an author's attitude toward his subject matter (ex: admiring, critical, nostalgic, sarcastic)
a figure of speech that gives human qualities to non-human things
a comparison using "like" or "as"
a direct comparison of two unlike things
the time and place where the event of a story happen
the unifying element of a story that ties all other elements together; an author's main point in a work of non-fiction
the associations and emotional overtones attached to a word beyond its literal definition
the dictionary definition of a word
the repetition of initial consonant sounds in words that are close together
the verbal expression of sensory experience; descriptive or figurative language used to create word pictures
a grammatical structure that suggests similar structure between sentences or parts of sentences so that elements of equal importance are equally developed or similarly phrased
a figure of speech where an object, person, or situation stands for or represents something else
figures of speech; language that may not literally mean what it says
The art of effective expression (speaking & writing) and the persuasive use of language that appears in speeches.
an arguable statement—an idea that a speaker asks an audience to accept.
when an author appeals to a sense of character, credibility, authority
when an author appeals to emotion
when an author appeals to reason, sense of logic
writing about real people, places, and events
acts, which can be proved to be true by the senses, the calendar, or the clock
details that may be true, but are verifiable only by reference to your own state of mind
to cause to evolve or unfold gradually.
to improve or perfect
refers to how the information within a written text is organized
a struggle between two or more opposing forces
a struggle a character faces with his or her own thoughts, emotions
a struggle a character faces with some outside force such as another character, nature, society or the supernatural
point of view
the vantage point from which the narrator tells a story
first person point of view
narrator is a part of the story either as a character or as a direct witness to events. Narrator uses first person pronouns such as: I, me, we, us
third person limited point of view
narrator is outside of the story and relating events and revealing the inner thoughts, feelings and motivation of one character Narrator uses pronouns such as: he, she , they, them
third person omniscient point of view
narrator is outside of the story relating events and revealing the inner thoughts, feelings and motivations of several characters. Narrator uses pronouns such as: he, she, they, them
central, unifying element of the story, which ties together all of the other elements of fiction used by the author to tell the story.
the beginning of a story; when a reader is exposed to the characters, setting and primary conflict(s) of a story
when a story builds toward a conflict
the highest point of action in a plot; an event that marks the turning point in a story
the events of a story that are the aftermath of the climax; generally when story begins to approach a resolution
the way an author resolves the story's conflict; some authors choose to leave loose ends with little end to conflict
the time and place in which the story takes place
may include social statuses, weather, historical period, and details about immediate surroundings
can be real or fictional, or a combination of both real and fictional elements.
an expression whose meaning is not able to be interpreted based on its literal meaning, as "kick the bucket" or "it's raining cats and dogs"
Importance; How does the information matter to the piece?
a pattern of rhymed words in a poem
To give special attention to something, to stress
To indirectly say or show
conversation between characters in a work of fiction or drama
to move forward with an idea or plot element
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
a question posed by an author or speaker in which no answer is expected or indicated; used to capture the interest of the audience
to understand something without direct statements; to draw a conclusion based on evidence
a group of lines in a poem's structure