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Language Arts Terms

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1st person point of view
means that one of the characters is the narrator and telling the story
prose
is writing or speaking in the usual sentence form
metaphor
a comparison between two unlike things without using like or as
repetition for effect
a writing technique that uses a word or group of words in a repeating manner to emphasize a point
inference
an educated guess based on known facts
3rd person limited point of view
someone outside the story is the narrator and shares the thoughts and feelings of only one character
Magic 3
a writing technique that uses three very detailed descriptions in a series to explain or describe
hyperbole
an exaggeration for effect
specific details for effect
a writing technique that gives very specific details in writing so that the reader can "picture" the story
poetry
writing that has rhythm or rhyme
idiom
means words used in a special way that may be different from their literal meaning
irony
the opposite of what is expected happens
symbol
something that stands for more than just itself
alliteration
a figure of speech formed by repeating the same initial consonant sound in several words in close succession
3rd person omniscient
means that someone outside the story is telling the story and this narrator shares the thoughts and feelings of all the characters in the book
expanded moment
a writing technique using imagery to give the reader more details, to make the moment more life-like
figurative language
writing that uses similes, metaphors and personification
simile
a comparison between two unlike things using like or as
genre
a category of books characterized by a particular style, form or content
theme
the main idea; the lesson learned
flashback
a writing technique in which a writer interrupts the story to go back and explain an earlier event
full circle ending
a writing technique that ends the piece of writing the same way that it began
mood
what is created in words to have a reader feel a certain way
conflict
a struggle between opposing forces
antagonist
the person or force that works against the hero of the story
foreshadowing
hints or clues that the writer uses to suggest what will happen next in a story
humor
a writing technique that uses a funny event to improve the writing
setting
the place and time frame in which a story takes place
protagonist
the main character in a story, often a good or hero type
hyphenated modifier
a writing technique that uses a string of adjectives to describe one word