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43 terms

LoyaEnglishTerms

This is the first forty-three terms on the English exam for Mr. Loya's English courses.
STUDY
PLAY
Flashback
When a story re-lives a previous moment, like a memory, a dream, or by simply revisiting
Flash Forward
When a story jumps forward in time
Sequential Time
When the events in a story occur in the same order they happened in
Time and Sequence
The way time works in a story, like: flashback, sequential(normal time); flash forward
Literal Meaning
When the words mean exactly what they say
Figurative Meaning
When the words mean something other than what they say
Denotation
Dictionary definition of any word
Connotation
Emotion of the word(usually positive or negative)
Narration
A storytelling
Dialogue
When two people are talking.
Dramatic Monologue
Dramatic speech in a play
Protagonist
Main Character in a story
Antagonist
The Villain (sometimes not a person)
Soliliquy
Words spoken to God or to oneself in a story
Credibility
Believability
Rising Action
events that make the story more exciting
Falling Action
events that solve leftover issues after the climax
Climax
the most exciting part of the story, usually solves the big problems in the story
Internal Conflict
When a Character is fighting against his/her hopes, fears, or ideas
External Conflict
When a Character is fighting against something other than his feelings or thoughts
Active Voice
When the subject of a sentence is the actor, and not being acted upon
Passive Voice
When the subject of a sentence is being acted upon
Main Clause
The main part of a sentence that contains a subject and a verb
Clause
Any group of words that contains a Subject and Verb
Phrase
Any group of words that is missing either a Subject or a Verb
Plain Diction
Using common, ordinary words
Rich diction
Using unique words
Colon
:
Main Use of the Colon
To start a list
Main use of Semi-Colon
To separate long items in a list
Ellipsis
...
Use of Ellipsis
Used when words go on and on. "My mother went on and on the whole night ..."
Generalization
A conclusion about a group of things or people. For example, all people have legs
PUN
a play on words
Nonfiction means
any story that is true
paradox
a statement that seems true and un-true at the same time
personification
when a nonhuman thing is talked about like it is human
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
foil
a character who is so different than another that he shows off that other character's uniqueness
Iambic Pentameter
Anything written with ten syllables per line
GENRE
MEANS A TYPE OF WRITING
nonfiction genre
true stories
fiction genre
un-true stories, often short