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Literature Terms Review

4th grade literature terms review for STAAR reading test
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metaphor
The pillow was a cloud.
analogy
Lemon is to yellow as sky is to __________.
simile
The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the grocery store shelves.
syllable
e-vap-o-rate
personification
The rabbits played hop scotch.
hyperbole
A wag of his tail caused a great hurricane.
alliteration
The wonderful wind whistles.
repetition
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.
onomatopoeia
"BOOM"
idioms
He is just pulling your leg.
trickster
a character who tricks others
third person
a narrator is telling the story FOR the characters (he, she, they, his, her, etc. are often found in the story)
plot
problem------- climax -------- solution
stage directions
the directions in a play that tell the characters where to move on the stage and what actions to perform
lyrical poetry
a poem with a musical quality.... usually shows the poet's feelings
first person
a story told in the narrating character's OWN words or voice (I, my, our, we, me, etc. are often found in the story)
line break
when a line stops in a poem
cast of characters
a list of characters in a play.... usually listed in the order they appear
rhyme scheme
the rhyming pattern in a poem...... example: ABAB or AABB
imagery
the images (a sight, sound, smell, taste or touch) that a poem or story creates for the reader...
opinion
a statement that tells a thought or a feeling
fact
a statement that can be proved
free-verse poem
a poem that follows NO rhyme scheme
theme
the message or lesson that the author is trying to point out
stanza
sections of a poem (similar to paragraphs).... each section has a certain amount of lines
guide words
two words located at the top of a dictionary page.... it is always the first and last word on the page and helps guide you through the dictionary
context clues
clues around an unknown word that helps a reader find its meaning
author's purpose
PERSUADE, INFORM, ENTERTAIN
narrative poem
a poem that tells a story
short line length
when a line in a poem is cut short in order to show the importance of a word or words
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